Analog Journal 001 / Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto by Sean Berrigan

I've started to get back into shooting personal work on 35mm film. It's given me a renewed passion and enthusiasm in the medium that I really don't think was there when I was growing up and it feels amazing. I could go on for hours about the reasons why I think every photographer should shoot even a small bit of work on film but i'll save you the reading. I felt that I should try and share as much as I can on my blog of snapshots of memories spanning across 2017 and 2018. I used lots of different types of film stocks such as Kodak Ultramax 400, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak Gold 200. I've become obsessed with documenting everything I do on film, I want to be able to look back 30 years from now and have hard physical copies of photos that stood the test of time and didn't disappear after potential unfortunate hard drive failures. Film gives you something digital can never replicate and thats nostalgia mechanically captured on millions of light-sensitive silver halide crystals within the film emulsion.

So ya... HUGE FAN!

Summer is almost here at Lakeside Beach, Prince Edward Island by Sean Berrigan

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PEI Beaches and sand dunes

I have to say it's been a while since i've updated the blog, but it doesn't mean I haven't been working on lots of new work. It's been 7 months since we packed up everything we had (or most of it ) into a tiny u-haul trailer and made the trek east to PEI from Toronto. We've been settling in well but it was weird transitioning back into island life while it being winter time where most people turn into hermits and stay inside. We made a point of always trying to get out somewhere either a beach or a forest every weekend to take some photos and just enjoy island locations during any season. We went for a drive to one of our favourite beaches on PEI, Lakeside Beach located on the north shore and is part of Tourism PEI's Central Coastal Drive. It was an absolutely beautiful day regardless of the fact there was still snow on the ground and it was about 5 degrees outside. If you get the chance, don't miss out on this gem of a location. You wont want to miss the beautiful costal beach vibes with scenic views full of nice big sand dunes. Check out the rest of the images below!

A REAL "IRL" EXPERIENCE WITH PEI'S FIRST INSTAMEET by Sean Berrigan

HILL FLARE

On Sunday a group of 30+ Instagramers ascended upon a small hidden gem of a location within the eastern end of PEI called Mooney's Pond. For the first time, an event of this kind has taken place on PEI, taking inspiration from bigger city IG meetups like in Toronto, and New York. It's interesting how Instagram and social media has made it so easy to feel like you really know someone by what they share online. It's even more interesting when you get an opportunity to gather a community of like minded individuals together to network and get up to something creative. It was truly amazing to see such a great crowd of people show up and bare the cold and snow to trek through some awesome trails and fire of some flares and smoke grenades..for the gram along the way :)

Special thanks to The Morell River Management Co-op for allowing us to host the event there and to our friends at Receiver Coffee Co for hooking all the attendees up with free drip coffee for the hike.