Over the years, have you collected a drawer full of film? Or maybe you have them stacked up in a pile, or tucked away in a basket?
I have a few of my favorites framed and hung on the walls of my studio, but the vast majority end up here.
Ever so often, I grab my favorites and collect them in a simple, traveler’s notebook. Along with journaling, this is an excellent way to capture and keep those memories forever.
I begin with an old, leather bound traveler’s notebook and a plain insert. These are easily found at your local craft or bookstore, but any notebook or journal you have at home will do.
I like to stamp the date at the beginning, just so I can remember what year these images were taken.
There is no right or wrong way, just document what feels natural to you.
I use adhesive photo corners to attach my film to the pages. Previously, I have tried using permanent rolling tape, which also worked well for adhering photos. However, I like the idea that I can remove the film images if needed (possibly to scan), with minimal damage to the actual film photograph.
Simple journaling completes the page.
There are no hard and fast rules – I turn my traveler’s notebook vertically if needed. I enjoy the visual interest of different formats and twists and turns in the notebook.
Add as many words or thoughts as you like. I try to find a few words to match the mood or capture the feeling of my image.
Here are a few more images from my traveler’s notebook.
I love to tuck this leather bound notebook in my handbag and take it with me during the day. I pull it out when I need a gentle reminder of my love of film.
I hope this has provided you with a little inspiration to use your film photographs in different and fun ways.
Let me know if you decide to create your own.