By Japan Camera Hunter (aka Bellamy).
Originally posted HERE
This is a question I am often asked, by photographers and non-photographers alike. And the question is quite easy to answer, in theory. But the more I think about it the more I ask myself, just why do I shoot film? Well, I shoot film because I can. It really is that simple. It is a lifestyle choice, just like being a vegetarian or a smoker. I have the had opportunity to shoot the very finest digital has to offer, and I still use digital cameras to take pictures of cameras. In my last job I was able to take pictures of cameras using a Phase one back. How about that? And it was great, truly. But I don’t have that kind of cash hanging about and that camera is not really suited for what I do in my personal work. For my work I like to take time over my pictures. I like to take time shooting and take time working out what images I like afterwards. I don’t like to fiddle around with white balance, or file formats or focus peaking (whatever that is).