As you can see, most of these photos have been damaged by light leaks. This happened once before when I shot the U-District, and it was very strange to me seeing as I had never had that problem with my camera before. I did some tests and found no issues, so I figured it was an anomaly and continued using the camera as normal. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. It is deeply upsetting to me that most of these irreplaceable photos, photos that otherwise would have been great, photos that I spent hours capturing, are irreversibly damaged, especially due to something as trivial as a camera malfunction. I apologize to everyone who had their picture taken. I don't want to go back and re-shoot, because I feel an obligation to the people that already participated. I want to include everyone, which is why I've posted all of the photos despite the issues. I haven't bothered to try to fix them in post, because they're too far gone for it to be worth the effort. I've already bought another camera, so there shouldn't be any issues going forward with the project. Sometimes, as hard as it may be, you just have to say "shit happens" and move on.
Here is the Belltown chapter of my People of Seattle project. I'm going to every neighborhood in Seattle, finding a busy street corner, and setting my camera up on a tripod with a sign that reads, "FREE PORTRAIT".
All the photos were shot on a single roll of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film using vintage camera equipment. I developed the film at home myself. You are seeing every photo that was captured - there were none omitted.
If you are one of the people pictured in this gallery, and you'd like to make a print of your photo, please contact me through the link above and I'll send you the original high-resolution file.
Thanks again to everyone who participated.