Travels | Pacific Northwest on Black and White Film

I am a firm believer that creativity needs constraints.  I talked a bit about that in my post, Photo Life 3: Traveling with Photography Gear.

I have been on one too many trips where I have packed too many cameras, too much film, and I felt burdened by the sheer weight of carrying it all.  

For this trip, I had one roll of film - Ilford HP5 Black and White. And that's it.

I shot 36 exposures during the entire trip, and along with my iPhone snaps, and a few instax minis - I felt that I was truly able to enjoy my time exploring.

Here are my favorites from the roll, starting with Seattle.

Seattle Public Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

I love how the grain of these black and white photos make them seem like they were taken in the 1950's or 60's. 

Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Port of Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

And Portland shines on black and white film.

Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Ace Hotel Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

Cannon Beach almost looks eerie in this last photo.

Black and white film definitely changes the mood, and I love that.

And if you are interested, here are a few more (older) posts with black and white film: