talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

eurotrip 2000

Published 26 Feb 2000 – Updated 26 Jan 2017

captured on disposable cameras

In February 2000, when I was a senior in high school, some teachers organized a student trip of Britain and Ireland. It was canceled. So they organized a second trip through several cities in France and northern Italy. Classmates accompanying ran the gamut from "friend" to "you go to my school?" Chaperoning were two of the "hip" (obsessed with Morrissey) young English teachers. I brought some disposable film cameras, and when my mom saw the photos, she wanted to know why I didn't take more pictures of people standing in front of the monuments. I didn't know it at the time, but I was exhibiting early signs of a very expensive, chronic illness known as the "shutterbug". Anyway here are the crappy photos.

The Champs-Élysées

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".