#filmisnotdead. Photos from Japan.

My second first impression of the film medium: complacent.

I was more confident after getting better-than-I-thought result with the first four film rolls. Looking at the second batch of films, I realised being paranoid had actually done me good.

I was generally not satisfied with this batch as many of them were either out of focus, not properly composed, under exposed or a combination of the three.

Yes, I’m showing you the ‘better’ ones here…ha ha.

Talking about second first impression, I remember vividly my first experience of snow. It was a typical early-winter night in New York more than eight years ago; there were dust-like particles falling out of the sky. It stopped after a few minutes.

I could barely tell it was snowing as that was certainly not what I had in mind.

There were also no white powdery particles on me or on the ground.

My encounter with snow in Karuizawa however was a textbook experience. It was on a freezing morning, there was already snow on the ground from the snowfall a few days ago and people were flocking to a ski resort nearby.

All of a sudden, glittering-white crystals filled the sky. It continued for a few hours.

It was a flawless second first impression.

Chureito Pagoda, Fujiyoshida (Kodak Portra 400, 2019).
Jizo statues at Zōjō-ji, Tokyo (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Read this article to learn more about the statues.
Zōjō-ji, Tokyo (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Zōjō-ji, Tokyo (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Ankokuden, Tokyo (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Ginza, Tokyo at night (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Observation deck at Mount Tenjo, Fujikawaguchiko (Kodak Portra 400, 2019).
Mount Fuji, Japan (Kodak Portra 400, 2019).
Animal statues at Iyashino-Sato Nenba, Saiko (Kodak Portra 400, 2019).
Arakurayama Sengen Park, Fujiyoshida (Kodak Portra 400, 2019).
A church in Karuizawa, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Karuizawa, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Skiers boarding a chairlift at Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Getting ready. Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Japan (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).
Mount Asama, Karuizawa (Kodak Ultramax 400, 2019).

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