Monday, 5 October 2009
Xavier shoots film
Why do you shoot film, Xavier?
When I was thirteen years old my father introduced me to photography and he gave me an Olympus OM-10. I used to follow him everywhere and tried to learn from him. At that time I didn't realized that photography was a true passion for me, I was just really enjoying it.
Then, during a lot of years I used digital cameras mostly because it was easy to use and I guess because it was the "normal" evolution for me.
It's been only one year now that I use film again. Because I wanted to be in a more creative and "intellectual" approach in my photography, I felt the need to go back to film.
The film medium allows me to put more emotions in the image I take and it gives me time, valuable time, to take a mental distance to the subject I shoot.
Also as designer passionate by craftsmanship, the film photography and craftsmanship goes in this same direction: Taking time, craft what you have in your mind and then make it physical.
You can see more of Xavier's photos here and on Flickr.
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