Click, wind. It is not a sound you hear very often anymore in the world of photography. People are surprised when the film roll comes out as it is a medium that has not been a regular part of photo shoots for some time. It brings back memories of years ago, memories once captured in a very different way than they are today. This bygone form is a passion for me. Film is simply beautiful. It creates nostalgia, it’s luminous and builds imagery full of soul.
Part of the magic, or challenge, with film is that there isn’t the opportunity to peek at the back of the camera or fix errors in Photoshop. It drives the photographer to be in tune with their surroundings, to pay closer attention to the details, to anticipate the beautiful and the human, to get it all right in camera. Working with film has made me a better photographer and a better artist. There aren’t infinite frames with film, only 16 per roll, so every shot is a decision, the shutter has weight. I need an assistant (enter Lindsay) to hand me film so my clients don’t wait and I don’t skip a beat.
The wedding industry is experiencing a resurgence of film photographers. I am so passionate about this and although I document weddings with my digital cameras as well, I shoot as much film as possible despite the cost. Why? Because it’s just better and in the right light cannot be outdone by any digital camera on the market.
I want every couple to remember their day and every single emotion that went with it. Capturing those feelings for my clients and allowing them to relive it every time they flip through their wedding album is what I’m dedicated to providing with every click and wind of the camera.