We, here in Lomography, say that “The Future is Analogue!” But for other people in this modern age, digital has become the standard and film is slowly being cast in the shadows. Let’s take a look at some of the people who strive and help preserve the film photography community in New York in this CNN video feature.
Film photography has been in tough competition with digital photogaphy. Others favor digital photography because it’s more convenient and easier to use. People would rather pick up a digital camera as they usually end up in online photo albums, eliminating the extra expense and effort of processing and scanning pictures.
Sure, film photography takes more time, effort, and knowledge. But there is something in film that digital just can’t give you: it’s the excitement and anticipation.
Photography in general is an art form and both genres have their own established worlds. Film has a more artistic and scientific approach when it comes to making images. There’s a lot more into it than just composing your images. Processing your print is a completely different thing. There are dozens of techniques and variations and endless possibilities as opposed to or in comparison to digital’s pre-calculated settings, quick results, and image processing software.
CNN has made a video post about analogue photography a couple of weeks ago. It featured several people in New York who have been sharing the same enthusiasm with film. The people in the video briefly explained what they do and how and why film appeals more to them.
As long as people like them continue to share passion and love for film photography, It will never die. And It is up to us to help film flourish more, especially in this digital age… keeping it alive for generations to come.