Ok, so we’re now living in a digital age. Digital tv, downloads and cameras. I, like most am a convert. It took me a while however. See, I’m a child of the 70′s and that means I’m in love with all things analogue; especially when it comes to music. I’ll never get rid of my records or the countless mix tapes that I spent hours fussing over as a teenager; recording, pausing and labouring over the track list to ensure a perfect fit on both sides…… Anyway, back to the title of this post. A while back, it struck me that I’d completely abandoned my film cameras. I wanted to reignite my love affair with film. Remember sending a forgotten film off to be developed and then getting the prints back and being catapulted into memories and events that you’d long since forgotten? I wanted those feelings back.
That was 2 years ago and I’ve been shooting film ever since then (mostly for my personal stuff but also occasionally at weddings too) . I honestly think that the discipline of using film (having to make each shot count) has improved my photography. It’s altered my approach to shooting weddings. I’m more confident now, holding back, observing and only releasing the shutter when I see the picture that I want to take…..