Personal // Film is Not Dead

For those of you who have read my blog for any length of time or talked to me in person, you’ll know that somehow or another I will eventually start talking about film.  Yes, digital cameras are pretty convenient, but there is nothing so beautiful and timeless as film photography.  I still shoot Polaroid, paying a premium for film for my SX-70, yet finding each shot so precious and unique that it is more than worth it every time.  I am slowly integrating film into my photo sessions, planning for it to someday take over my digital ways altogether.  The careful consideration in composition, finite number of exposures on each roll of film, and anticipation in waiting to get the film back from the lab, in my mind all add to the preciousness of the art.  And it is an art.  Without the ability to point, shoot, review, delete and repeat process, you have to be confident that you know what you are doing.  And in the end, the rich hues of a color photograph or the classic grain of a black and white image are so worth the lack of instant gratification.

And so, it is with great pleasure that I signed off on a package from the FedEx delivery person yesterday, knowing that my journey as a film photographer was just taken up a notch.  Or ten.  Test roll coming soon…

Katie - That is so exciting! Annie Lebowitz, watch out!

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