since my boys were born, we’ve pick blueberries in early may, rain or shine. the first time was just after Tavish was born, and i wrapped him in my little sling and i picked and picked. And just 6 days after Pierson was born- even though he was so small he was almost devoured in that sling/wrap, we braved the heat and picked our buckets full. and now it’s so great to be able to see them run up and down the aisles of blueberries- eating more than they pick and showing me the treasures they’ve found- some of which include bird feathers, rolly polly bugs, interesting looking sticks, and butterflies. they talk about it all year long. i love this time.
oh, and did i mention this was a sort of impromptu picking? i had my camera with me by chance, but only ONE roll of film. anyone who knows me knows i shoot rolls and rolls, i’m a consumate over-shooter, and i’ve never in my life been able to shoot a series with just 2 or 3 rolls. i’m more of an 8-10 type of girl. so to have just ONE roll with me, just 16 frames, while shooting children (who cant stand still) with MANUAL focus…. well…. it was hard. my fellow film shooters out there know. you have to wait for your shot, you have to anticipate it, you have to be ready, you have to know your subject. you have to know your camera and your medium. so anyway, i’m quite proud of this little one roll series… and cant wait to put it in their album of childhood.
shot with medium format film- fuji 400h, with contax film camera.