Why I Shoot Film
There are a lot of reasons to shoot film, many of which I am sure you've heard. But this video is about why I shoot film. It all comes down to this: I shoot film as a reaction to the over perfected and curated images everywhere we turn. So what is it about film that counters that?
1. the implicit understanding that an iconic moment or any decisive moment came down to the photographer's timing. When you know the photographer used a camera with a 30 frame per second burst, images can feel less significant.
2. Imperfection. Back in college I wanted my film photographs to be perfect. But it made sense back then: film was your only option for the most part of making an image. But now that that has changed, I like my film work to have some imperfection at times.
I have been a professional event photographer in Los Angeles for 10 years. I also teach photography at Barnsdall Art Center. Follow the links below to see my work.
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