France on 35mm Film

When setting goals for myself for 2017, traveling more often and with more intention was at the top of my list. In February, I found myself sitting on a substantial number of unused airline miles and a huge, uncommon feeling of confidence and adventure.

So, I decided to book a 10 day trip to southern France by myself.

I had never traveled out of the country by myself, I don't speak French, and I didn't really have a set reason for going other than to relax, photograph, and experience the stunning beauty of the Côte d'Azur and Provence. These photographs are just the beginning of my documentation of this trip, but I think they may be my favorite. Film makes me slow down. The things I choose to capture on film I know may not be "perfect" quality, but they're the moments and feelings I want to remember exactly as they are. I never want to forget the soft stones on the beaches of Nice, the aroma of fleshly bloomed lavender in Forcalquier, and the way the sun hits the pastel colors of the region. 

Darcy Dellera