Life As Seen Through A Manual NYC 35mm Reusable Film Camera…


A while back, I acquired this 35mm reusable film camera from @manual_nyc which I stumbled upon one random night. It’s like this ‘sustainable replacement’ for disposable cameras just made out of plastic with a built-in flash and manual wind. I don’t know why it seemed so interesting to me but I ordered it not realizing it was back ordered for months! It showed up at my office one day some time later and I only had one roll of film on my desk that hadn’t been used. It was totally the wrong type of film to throw into the camera but I figured I’d just shoot with it to get an idea of how the camera worked…

At one point early on, I think there was something wrong with the film-counter as it didn’t appear to be showing me how many shots I had left so I wasn’t sure if I should stop shooting with it even though the film was advancing normally. I didn’t want to ruin the roll and waste it so I just shot with it whenever I could, not trying to capture anything spectacular but just whatever was in front of me with the understanding that the camera might not be working as it should…

I finally finished the roll after like five months of randomly shooting with it and to my surprise, I was able to complete the roll and have it developed. These are all in random order, completely untouched and straight from the @manual_nyc camera with a roll of 50 ISO Fuji Velvia film…

This isn’t content you’d typically see on here, especially since I haven’t shot much film over the years but I thought I’d start populating the site again with content of all types since I do actually do a lot more than just event coverage. So, here we go…

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Thanks for looking!!…

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2 comments

  1. Haha damn, these have like a ’99 early 2000 feel to them. Quite nice.

    • Its cool to see you try different things.

      This really gives life to your content especially being able to see the people behind the cars in this kind of light.

      We want more!

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