People often ask why I still shoot film. Rolls like this are why I shoot film. When I work with film I find I'm able to capture more emotion from my subject. I'm sure this is the case for a couple reasons. First of all when I shoot with film it just has a different feel. It creates colors that I can't achieve when shooting digital and I find the grains in film to be beautiful. The images seem to be more alive to me. Secondly, and probably more importantly when I shoot film my entire process changes. With only 36 frames in a roll of 35mm film I'm careful with each frame. I don't shoot to just take photos, I shoot to create and capture images that speak to me. I watch, I engage in conversation, and when the moment is right I press the shutter. I want the person in front of me to feel comfortable and I want them to be themselves. My favorite images usually come from the simple gestures. The moments in-between when a person is being themselves. The process of shooting film slower helps me achieve this.
This is the first roll from this series and I'll be uploading the next roll later this week. As always, I love hearing which images speak to you, just let me know in the comments! Also, don't forget to like and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss my next post!