Monday, 14 November 2011
Andrea shoots film
Why do you shoot film, Andrea?
In a time where everything is temporary and soon discarded in favour of a new "better" version and people store their entire lives in hard drives and USB sticks, it makes sense to cling on to something more real. It makes me upset that the majority of the world simply stopped using cameras with an excellent quality to start using digital cameras not better than a phone camera. An entire generation of children is going to have blurry, pixelated childhood photos with low contrast and awful colours. This is a shame.
I like shooting film because it has a depth, texture and colour that I can't get with my digital camera. The results I get with a film compact camera are far superior to those I get with a digital equivalent, and I'd much rather carrying around a little film camera than a massive digital one.
The moment when I fell in love with film again is when my grandfather gave me his old camera, a Yashica Electro 35. Now that he's passed away, shooting with it feels like seeing the world through his eyes, and it's something that I hope I never stop doing.
You can see more of Andrea's film photos on her blog.
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