will i ever grow up.

a post about New York, 3 years later.

Posted in Personal stuff, Photography by ladybug on November 29, 2011

I traveled to New York City 3 years ago, and at the time I had decided to study photography so I took a film camera with me. When I got back to Beirut, I went to the university on the first day and I was telling my teacher about the trip and about the photos that I took there. He told me that I shouldn’t even try to develop the photos because the scanning xray in airports completely damages the film. I was very disappointed and I blamed myself for not having known that crucial piece of information before I went there and acted all artsy with my black and white film.

3 years and 3 months exactly have passed since then. Every once in a while I open that drawer where I keep the unprocessed films and I remember my teacher’s words.

Then, a few days ago, I was talking to one of my friends (thank you Amandine, by the way), and she was telling me that xrays are not a fatality, that the film could still be in good condition. Although I had very little hope, I went to the photo store to process my films as I really wanted to clear the matter up.

A few days later I came back to take my developed prints and it was the happiest day of my week: