Category: Film Photography

Why I shoot film

November 3, 2015 | 1 Comments

I often get asked why I shoot film. It’s simple: film has this je ne sais quoi that lends my pictures their timeless depth. In fact, the added value of film is so great that you don’t really need to compose, focus, or even choose the appropriate speed. This is particularly true of street photography, where all you need to do is set your aperture to F8 and, as the […]
“No Photoshop for my scans,” really?

October 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

Every day brings new posts from photographers who pride themselves on not doing anything to their images scanned from negative film, other than perhaps removing dust specs (dust is a common scanning hassle). In such posts, it sounds as if processing an image thanks to your computer was as big a “no-no” as manipulating it (which is off-limits in photojournalism and accepted to various degrees in other genres). The supposed […]