It seems that everything that goes forward also goes digital. Is there any merit left as to why we continue to shoot film?
Perhaps it's the nostalgia of the sound that an old shutter makes or the mechanical flare of twists and knobs. Maybe it's because we artists love the suffering during the process -- the gruelling methods of film have always been challenging after all. Or, is it because somehow, film is a better teacher, or the better friend that allows strangers to connect with the photographer. Film is niche, allegedly kitschy and hipster, but it's undeniably charming, like the accidental leaks or the inevitable grains of exposures.
These people share their reasons why the analogue grind is and will always be alive.
Film is alive and kicking as passionate lovers of film photography continue to support a medium that was once accused of being dead. Japanese photographer Mii Yatogi lives on the analogue grind, capturing her daily life and whatever else that inspires her in 35mm.
Photography isn't just about the visuals, technicalities or equipment. To be a photographer, you have to capture the unseen and the abstract. And when you do, you grow one step empathetic. Here we review Lomographs that straight out speak of human emotions.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her thoughts about photographing an almost overpowering landscape, Mount Rainier in Washington State.
Last month Lomography UK celebrated 25 years of Lomography by building a great big Lomowall on Ganton St, Soho. We launched this on the same week as the Carnaby St Street party and it grabbed a lot of people's attention.
From the 19th century to today, the concept of 'family' has changed over time -- from families born into ones, to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. Photographers then and now have found the basic unit of society an interesting, continuous study.