What unfolds within the dynamic of a family perhaps isn't supposed to be captured on film.
When I take my film to the lab, regardless of what I shoot, there is usually only an image or two that shows up with user error, camera error or some other form of damage.
But for some reason the only times I have ever really gone out of my way to shoot work of my family out in CA I have come back excited only to find that I am left with next to nothing. A few years back I shot about 13 rolls of my family on film through my RZ only to find that more than half had mysterious x-ray damage, despite the film never going through x-ray while in my possession. I salvaged what I could but was left feeling pretty sad about the photos I had to let go of.
Yesterday when I went to pick up my film after work I was so excited to see what I had come away from CA with... only to find that my camera mis-loaded half of the film I had shot all the way through the camera. I was left this time with about 1/3 of what I had shot... and lots of blank film.
Only reason I'm not totally depressed is the 2/3's I did walk away with have some pretty fantastic shots.
I'll share when I can.