Saturday, 17 October 2009
Deborah shoots film
Why do you shoot film, Deborah?
shooting film is like a first love. you remember the giddiness of loading a camera with a roll of film for the first time and if you were lucky enough having to manually wind every shot there is anticipation of develop the film in a darkroom, while fumbling under the red light and crossing your fingers, hoping that the roll of film liked you back.
i don't see myself as a technical photographer. in fact my eyes just glaze over when i see too much of the technical stuff - it takes away what i see as the romance of photography. i prefer to focus more the natural light, going with an instinct and paying attention to the composition of a shot. i find that shooting with film helps me to frame a shot, whether it is 35mm or polaroid.
shooting with film is all about taking it slow. not rushing your shot. not always over thinking it either. happy with the accidents and joyous when the light is just right.
You can see more of Deborah's photos in her film sets on Flickr - here and here.
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