120 black and white film
I'm not a hybrid photographer. When I show up to your photoshoot, you'll see me carrying around old, beautiful film cameras and a large bag of film. I believe in the power and raw beauty of my craft, and work tirelessly to capture your moments as they naturally are--no filters, no heavy edits, and no excess of photos for each moment.
I willfully choose to deny myself the crutch of being able to shoot thousands of extra photos for each moment. With film, I only have that moment, that roll of film, and that set number of shots left. You have to be quick and skilled enough to read the light accurately.
Developing and scanning film is expensive and takes time. There is no instant gratification of seeing that image digitally recreated on the back of a DSLR. You and I wait together to receive the loveliest of scans from the developer, But oh, is it worth it. It's counter-intuitive in today's world to willfully wait for things, but I'm sure you'd agree that quality takes time. We wait for the things that matter the most in our life, and never question that decision. Why should the art we make be any different?
Film itself is counter-intuitive. It goes against the grain of our fast-paced modern life. It takes patience, skill, and dedication to be a film photographer.
Most importantly, film is real--it's true to life, grainy, and objectively beautiful. It contains a higher resolution than digital, and can never be recreated, no matter what digital photographers can do in Photoshop.
I'm blessed to be able to hold my clients' most important days of their life in the palm of my hands--to be able to make those moments in the darkroom myself, turning those memories into something physical and timeless.
How expensive is film?
What's the upside to it?
how do I get my images online then, if you shoot film?
Does film really look better than digital? It's older.
do you teach film photography?
I'd like to book but need to spread out payments-is that possible?
Do you collab with other artists?
My wedding will go on into the night. Can you shoot on film in the dark?