“Why do you shoot film?” – I get asked that question at least once a week, it’s never easy to explain. I shoot differently when I have a film camera in my hand, everything flows differently, there’s no distraction with looking what you’ve shot, so the whole thing seems to flow better. I think subjects react differently too, I shoot mainly with a Minolta Hi-Matic and a tiny Olympus MjuII, neither of which look in the slightest bit professional, I’m sure that relaxes people, lowers their guard.
I don’t often enjoy looking at my own photos, I think it’s a bit like when you cook a meal yourself, you don’t enjoy eating it as much. But I look at images I’ve made on film and they excite me in a way that my digital work never does.
Top to bottom – Mju, Mju, Mju, Mju, Holga Pano, Hi-MaticA
ll Agfa Vista 200 35mm film, except last but one which is Kodak Portra 400