shooting film and tell a different story...
my reasons for still shooting with the so called "outdated" technology
is also a declaration of love for analog photography:
Salvadore, photographer since 1975
IT SLOWS ME DOWN
One roll of 120 film only has 12 exposures in the format 6x6 ...
compared to the 10000+ jpegs you can store on a standard memory card
As a film photographer I tend to get it right in camera also provides the added benefit of not having to sift through hundreds of frames to choose the perfect composition
THE PICTURES ARE PERMANENT
It produces a physical end product while digital data technology is not built to last forever & film images have character
THE CHEMICALS SMELL SO GOOD
There is no substitute for the smell and it can be a relaxing time away from light and noise just using the sense of creativity and silence
I DON'T NEED ELECTRICITY
From start to finish I can create photographic negatives
without the need for any electricity at all
I LIKE TO BE DIFFERENT
With upwards of 6 billion photographs uploaded to just Facebook every month it is hard to stand out from the crowd.
If you are narcissistic enough for this to matter an way to be different is shoot film
and tell a different story to the world.
IT "JUST LOOK BETTER"
is an absolutely subjective Salvadorian opinion,
but I am not the only one
THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
Sometimes you only see the result after many months,
but you have them all in your memory
only BLACK-AND-WHITE FILMS
have that exclusive quality of gravitas “images made for the ages”
True values are timeless ROLLEIFLEX TLR
my workhorses from 1930 to 1967
Hasselblad V System and Carl Zeiss lenses
absolutely world-class and legendary
The meditation time in the darkroom
is one of the most enjoyable parts of my photography