Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
When I was in high school, I couldn’t take photography classes because it was always offered during band class. I was always so envious of my classmates who got to work in a REAL darkroom and develop film. But I also loved being a band geek and didn’t want to give it up! Eventually photography found it’s way into my life all on its own. I occasionally wonder what would’ve happened if I HAD taken those photo classes, but I know that my journey unfolded just as it was meant to be.
In 2015 a dear friend of mine introduced me to the world of shooting in film. I borrowed a camera from the school I worked at, bought some b+w film for the first time ever, and we spent an afternoon adventuring around a local college campus. It was the middle of October and it was so so fun. As I was shooting, everything was moving fine, but when it came time to wind it up when the roll was done, something wasn’t right.
I brought it back to school where a colleague put it in a box thingy and opened it up and could feel that the film never moved like the camera said (and sounded like it was) it was doing. So, a whole roll of film was gone and I was significantly bummed because I had so much fun!
But, I used the second roll of film and everything worked fine! We had planned to develop the film ourselves in a darkroom, but we never got around to it, and then I left teaching.
Fast forward to just a few weeks ago, in 2019, my new friends Lynne and Katherine were talking about film and I mentioned that I still had these two rolls of film that I’ve carried around with me from move to move, and I didn’t know what to do with them. They encouraged me to send them out and walked me through the process (which was SO easy! Thank you PhotoVision!) and I just got my very first film scans back yesterday and I’m SOOOO excited and totally re-energized about playing around with film! I still have so much to learn and to practice, but I’m excited to work on something new!
What about you? Have you ever photographed with film before?!
Here are some of my favorite scans from my first roll of film I shot almost FOUR years ago!!
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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