We all miss Michael. Michael was one of my best friends and we shared many a fun time along with Chris Sanderson. We didn’t take a lot of things too seriously. Our goal was to go out and shoot pictures, have a laugh and deliver some content to this website along the way.
We could count on Michael to go off the rails sometimes. One such time was when he had a brief love affair with film. He was a funny man, because when he became interested in something, he would go all in – with total focus on whatever it was, a deep dive into the knowledge of the product and how it worked.
This video is another thing that was sitting in the archives and has been recently resurrected and edited by Chris. It’s classic Michael. On one of our trips from Oregon to the Palouse, Michael had a nostalgic moment and reverted to film.
He went out and bought a Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex Camera and a lot of film. As he said, he then ‘cooked’ (processed) the negative in his kitchen sink. As you’ll see in the video, he had it all figured out. So, for a few weeks, he was all analog and having fun. Truth be told, that is about all it lasted – a few weeks.
In the end, Michael took some great images, had some fun but realized it was a lot more effort than it was worth. He sold the camera and film and quietly went back to shooting digital.
Thank you, Chris, for finding this gem. Watching it reminds me of the fun we had together and the many laughs we shared. Enjoy.