Photo Credit: Lee Campbell
Recently, my parents gave me their Canon Ae-1 cameras for my boyfriend Lee’s birthday. The cameras are about 30 years old and have to be one of the coolest presents ever. Not only are the 35mm cameras just in their prime vintage state, but the fact that they’re family cameras makes them all the more precious. Although the picture quality isn’t quite as high-res as most people are used to from the latest digital models, the grain and slight over/under exposure gives the photos their own unique style.
For our first “trial” roles of film, Lee and I headed up to one recent favorite day trip, Asheville, NC. Sitting in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is only an hour drive away from our city, Greenville, and boasts some fantastic restaurants, picturesque photos, and no lack of interesting people to watch.
Tell me, what’s your favorite Asheville spot?
~ Emily ~