A couple of months ago Rob had to travel to Chicago for work so I tagged along as a sort of belated five year anniversary trip.  I worked from our hotel most days while he was at the office and then we’d try to do some exploring in the evenings (which is why most of the below shots were taken around dusk) but I did sneak out one afternoon for some solo fun.  After living in Hangzhou, China for a year…a city larger than NYC…Chicago felt like small town USA, and I fell in love with it.  If it weren’t for their blistering cold winter, I’d relocate. 🙂

Shot mostly on my Nikon FG with expired Kodak Porta 400

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After 9 months of living in Hangzhou, China, I have finally found a place to have my film processed and scanned! I’m a bit heartbroken I didn’t find it sooner because we move back to the States next month…it’s like a film shooter’s paradise. The cost of having film developed and scanned is about 75% cheaper compared to what I pay in the US. Granted, I was a bit disappointed with the scan quality (Indie Film Lab does a much better job 🙂), but the huge price difference makes the need for slight computer edits completely acceptable for me.

I have had zero time to blog since we moved here, but have taken a ton of photos.  I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to post some over of the summer.  In the meantime, here are a couple from Hangzhou and a couple from our trip during our winter holiday trip to the Maldives.

B&W: Bronica GS-1 on Kodak TRI-X / Color: Nikon FG on Kodak Ektar Hangzhou, China, Kim Hunter Studio, Chattanooga photographer

Maldives, Kim Hunter Studio, Chattanooga photographer

  • Jennifer - June 2, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Kim these are wonderful! I love the color pics of course! I want a copy of the two chairs. Love you 😘😘ReplyCancel

  • Maya - November 4, 2017 - 2:28 am

    Hey! These photos are so beautiful! I’m living in Hangzhou now and dying to find a place to develop my film photos. Could you tell me where I could find the store please?ReplyCancel

    • Kim Hunter Feisley - November 19, 2017 - 3:39 am

      Sure! It’s called Painting Hero (画英雄). Address is 马塍路18号. I’ve heard they’ve opened a second location now as well but I’m not sure where that one is.ReplyCancel

Iceland was the last stop of our trip.  While figuring out where we wanted to go during the early planning stages of the trip, I came across cheap flights to Iceland from London, and then saw that it was cheaper to fly back to the states from Iceland than any other country I researched.  So, we thought, why not? Quite unexpectedly, we arrived to find blue skies and warmer weather than we had experienced in many of the other countries we had visited. However, by the next morning there was nothing but dense clouds, lots of wind, and lots of rain.  It rains sideways in Iceland. And it stings when it hits your face.  It was like we were living in a constant hurricane during our entire visit.  However, despite the weather, we loved our visit and are already wanting to go back.

The landscape is so wild and foreign that it felt like we were on Mars…no joke.  We stayed in a little cabin in the middle of nowhere outside Reykjavik, surrounded by mountains, a lake, and playful horses. We drove around the golden circle and saw Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal valley of Haukadalur. We also went whale watching. Despite the fact that the two previous tours that day had seen, not only the typical Minke whales, but the rarer humpback whales, and the fact that 95% of their tours spot at least one whale, we managed to be part of the unfortunate 5% who saw nothing. Well…we saw a few dolphins, but hey, I’m from South Carolina.  I’ve kayaked and gone swimming with dolphins. 😉  We also spent some time hanging out in Reykjavik, which really is an awesome city.  Not too big and overwhelming,  full of brightly colored buildings, and, my favorite, a ton of great design shops.  Of all the cities we visited, this may have been my favorite.  We then summed up our trip at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa…which was amazing.


Some shots are film, some are digital, and most are available for print ordering!  You can contact me through this blog (see link above) or my website for more info.  Also, you can check out photos from the rest of our trip here…PragueSwitzerlandIreland, Scotland and England.

Below is the view from our cabin. 🙂


From Ireland we flew to Edinburgh, Scotland, where we spent a couple of days before driving up to the Scottish Highlands for some camping and hiking, and then back down through the Trossachs into the Lake District of England, and then finished up our time in the UK with a few days in London.  Like Ireland, the people of Scotland were some of the nicest, more personable people we’ve ever met.  We loved our chats with the locals…and their accents. 🙂


Some shots are film, some are digital, and most are available for print ordering!  You can check out photos from the rest of our trip here…Prague, SwitzerlandIreland, and Iceland.

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