In the beginning . . .

by Michael Sturgess

You’ve loaded the film into the camera and start to wind on. The frame counter is a 0, you press the shutter down and then wind on to 0. And now you’re ready for a great time of shooting film.

Only when you’ve processed the film, do you see the “0-1” frame. The moment between nothing and everything . . . and the start of something special.

All text and images © Michael Sturgess 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Muriwai Beach, North Island, New Zealand. October 2009.
Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong. October 2009.