Monday, 1 August 2011
Annie shoots film
Why do you shoot film, Annie?
When I was a child, the Pentax K-1000 was the 7th member of our family. If we could have taken a family portrait with that camera we would have. But we couldn't since it was taking our photo. It would be impossible. You see where I'm going with this.
And I don't know if it's the horrible memory loss that half of us suffer from in my family, but documenting everything is not only fulfilling, but mandatory. I look at those negatives and prints and memories re-emerge that I had long forgotten.
Why film? I tried digital and I still try digital, but I mess with it in post and can't stop messing with it until it's some bright, over saturated false memory. Film embodies my memories in a way digital can never do. Film is true to me. It is how I picture my life.
You can see more of Annie's film photos on her blog and Flickr.
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