A few days ago, MX finally had his film rolls developed (at Kerrisdale Cameras), and we took a Saturday trip to Chen’s to have the negatives scanned.
What makes analogue photographs special — as I’ve come to realize — is how little they attach to a specific context. Context is long gone by the time the entire roll of film gets developed. Instead of “we took a hike up Crown Mountain and here are some photos,” analogue photos feel like “here’s a picture of me with the smile of triumph and fatigue.”
The special colour profile from the chemicals are quite secondary compared to that.