01 June, 2011

why film?

i get asked this question a lot... why film? it's much more tedious than digital photography.

i love film photography.
the fact that it doesn't always come out the way you expect raises the stakes a little.
i love the smell of the developer and fixer in the darkroom and the peace that comes with hours spent under a red light. 
the satisfaction that follows the final perfect print after dozens of trials doesn't compare to any feeling that i connect to digital photography. 
film gives me something solid in my hands, something fragile.
even damaged film renders something that i just don't seem to be able to recreate digitally.
analog photography is definitely my first choice whether it's to record memories or create art.

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