I ended up in Guam a few months ago. My plan was to shoot a few models and enjoy some cocktails. Upon arriving that whole idea went out the window. I didn't really want to shoot anybody. I just wanted to sit around and enjoy the humidity. So, I made a compromise with myself and decided to shoot Guam as a tourist. I loaded my Leica M6 with a roll of some kind of Fuji film. What I came across was a lot of South Korean and Japanese girls. Men were far and few and I was thoroughly confused. I guess Guam is a getaway for women. Anyway, I roamed the beach resorts and just asked people for photographs in broken Japanese. Most were receptive while others just shyly ask me not to take their photograph. I respected their wishes and moved on.
Guam is a really beautiful place and I wish I would have shot more of its landscapes. I just find having people in a shot more interesting than without them in a shot. Even if it's not a portrait. I find that having people in my shot is crucial to making me happy. 35mm film is a therapy session for me. I want instant gratification these days and I can't get it from 35mm film.
I really don't know where I am going with this post but it's the beginning of a dialog between me and whoever decides to read this.
I only shot one roll of film and I spent the rest of my days lounging under an umbrella with a Piña Colada.
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