Renewing an Old Passion: Vietnamese Youth Keeps Film Photography Alive Locally

Referred to as the generation of information, film photography caught the attention of today's youth. At least this is the case with Vietnam, where there are lots of vocal and active users of film who are in their teens and early 20s.

One of these young photographers is Nguyen Tung Lam, 23, who started his analog journey in 2010. His exposure to all the beauty of film photography and the craft's ability to produce unique colors made him say that he will never pick up a digital camera again.

Lam also commented on film photography's timeless allure when he mentioned that “shooting with films makes me feel like I’m actually living in the past.”

© Nguyen Tung Lam

Another film photography enthusiast is the 21-year-old Tran Quoc Viet who comments on the wonder of film photography's process through the statement:

“It is always a moment of unspeakable suspense to wait for the final product. As I only know how the photos look like after they are developed, it always appears to me that any photo is unique and singular, and that I can never capture the same moment ever again. Film photography not only tests a person’s patience but also their creativity. There are no filters or alterations that can be added after a photo has been taken.It is not only a matter of skill, but also of emotion."

© Nguyen Tung Lam

For more insights on film photography in Vietnam, check out the full article here.

written by crissyrobles on 2017-12-30 #people

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