I am sure that if you are following us over on Facebook and this blog, you know by now that we are a little obsessed with film, as in: old school recording format – you know super8, camera that take 35mm rolls… We of course film numerous wedding videos in HD and photograph weddings in digital, but we also absolutely LOVE anything organic, old-school, analog like film: whether it’d be for photography or moving pictures.
So it comes as no surprise I guess that we would dedicate a little post to film photography.
Not so long ago (I may be repeating myself), I got my mum’s old film camera: a Canon AE-1 from the 70ies and I thought I’d try it. To my totally excitement, it works! So I have been snapping away.
I just wanted to share some of those snaps because I am utterly in love with them. I know, I am repeating myself yet again but there is something so unique and ‘romantic’ about film: the grain, the depth, the colours… and the fact you don’t get a second chance, you don’t get to review your picture and decide if you like it, if you want or need to take another one, or something. Every shutter you press counts. Straight away you have a real intention in your photography (or film), you think every frame through, you mean every picture more intensely. It’s exhilarating.
and what makes it even more exciting – the wait. You have to wait to finish your roll of film, then once you drop it off at the lab, you have to wait for it to be developed, printed and then picked up. And then you get the tactile experience: flicking through the pictures, remembering a shot you had forgotten about, seeing your mistakes and learning from them and be totally over the moon with those images that just came out perfect. It’s a complete experience. Something actually hard to explain.
We have more rolls to shoot, more pictures to take. It will be a real adventure over the next few months, years. We won’t give it up and we will continue on the path of film, alongside some other amazingly talented photographers who, like us, won’t let go of film. It’s not just a pretty effect applied onto a digital photo. It’s the real deal. Just see for yourself. And check out Jel Photography’s Film Adventures: I am always excited when they post new pics!