35MM LOVE LETTER launches on Crowdfundr – please back it today!

Hey, friends! I am absolutely thrilled to reveal a brand new passion project — 35mm Love Letter, a memoir and guide to the glories of analog film photography!

Like my previous how-to book Cooking Will Break Your Heart, 35mm Love Letter will be packed with incredibly practical information about a subject near and dear to my heart — and it’ll be a tribute to another aspect of my brilliant mother, Jane Pak.

My mother was an incredible amateur photographer who took hundreds of luminous black and white photos of her family and community when I was growing up in the ’70s and ’80s. She taught me how to shoot and develop black and white film and gave me her Canon FTb when I was in high school, and photography became a huge part of my life. I started shooting film again after my mom died in 2021, and I do not exaggerate when I say that analog photography helped save my heart and soul this year.

Greg Pak with cameras in 1976, 1985, and 2022

So 35mm Love Letter is exactly what it says on the tin — a love letter to analog photography, celebrating both its glorious aesthetic look and feel and the slower but creatively inspiring process that it requires.

If you’ve ever been intrigued by film photography and would like a primer, this book is for you!

If you’re already an analog photographer who wants a little fellowship and inspiration from another shooter, this book is for you!

And if you just love a good story and want to know how film photography and the ethos of quiet observation taught by Jane Pak has guided the life of her son, this book is for you!

Please do check it out and back the project today! In addition to the digital how-to book itself, you can order physical copies of some of my previous books, or even pick up a vintage 35mm camera cleaned and tested by yours truly, or sign up for a three session online photography class!

Thank you so much as always for your interest and support. I literally could not make these projects without you, and I appreciate you so much.

I leave you with just a taste of some of the photos from the past four decades that may make their way into the book.

Photos taken by Greg Pak during high school and college in the 1980s. Subjects include a swan, a high school basketball game, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and a decapitated copperhead.

Seagull in Maine

Charles Pak in a museum in 1991.

Flowers in NYC.