Cameras with doors that open can get jammed with sand.
That is the least of the reasons why we salute these photographers and their entries in The Whalebone Photo Contest for their takes on Summer in 35mm in The Photo Issue. Long August days somehow look a bit better in analog. Film grain on a beach ball brings a soft nostalgia. Light leaks from the burning sun overhead capture the heat of the moment. Clicks, pops and snaps from trusty old cameras are in harmony with splashes, swing-set creaks, and skateboard wheels spinning on asphalt. Just try to keep the sunscreen off the lens.
Rainbow Blanket by Doug Robichaud | @killerdogma | Pentax 67, Portra 400
Live In The Jungle Die In The Jungle by Pete Milnes | @pete_milnes | Olympus OM1, Ektar 100
Feeding Frenzy by Finnegan Osler-Seymour | @fairyfos | Minolta Weathermatic 35DL, 200 ISO, Kodak UltraMax
Knowing Where To Stand by Jonathan Mcwhorter | @jonathanmcwhorter | Yashica Lynx 14, Kodak Portra 800
Crest by Andrew Schneider | @schneider_photo | Olympus, Portra 800
View Of Half Dome by Stefanie Keeler | @_stefaniemae | Fuji Klasse S, Portra 400
Bizarro World by Erik Hoffman | @erikhoffmanphoto | Nikon Nikonos V
Maintain Momentum by Alexa Liccardi | @alexaliccardi_ | Nikon, 35 mm, Kodak
Sink Or Swim by Robbie Burns | @_Roberto_Thunder | Canon F-1, Portra 400 Pushed 1 Stop
Weeee by Thomas Lagrega | @tlagrega | Amagansett, NY 35 mm