My interest in photography started in middle school but I couldn’t buy a camera back then. When I was in high school I’ve had the opportunity to buy a digital one but I ended up getting a film camera. If you ask me, I have no regrets about it. I am still thankful to myself that I decided to buy analog instead of digital.
Basically my journey started with asking my friends to take their photographs. I ended up taking portraits most of the time. But I rarely ask them to pose or change clothes whatever, I like to shoot the moment I see. And people that I take portraits of are think the results are better than planned portraits.
Even if I went out to buy a digital when I get a film camera I tried to take everything I see but I’ve enjoyed taking photos of people generally. I believe that I can reflect the hidden beauty in people on my portrait works. I believe many people talk when they are silent. So I am trying to reflect it to photography basically. And I love it.
Although there isn’t much difference between digital and film I think that film has its own way. Film is companionable but not wallet friendly if you’re a student. But it won’t stop you anyway.
Film for me is a style of living, way of being, and means of survival. But if you’ve ever shoot film you’ll understand this feeling: waiting for the films to come from lab to see if there is something wrong with them or if you shot them under or overexposed or even burnt them. This excitement is one of the explanations of film for me.
And it doesn’t mean that every shot has to be flawless of course. I am not shooting to make them perfect. Even though I’ve said it’s a living it is because I can’t imagine my life without film, I think it would be boring. So it is basically about having fun instead of try to have something perfect in your hand. Even if many people think your work is full of flaws it doesn’t matter if you think you did great job!
I am also interested in medium format and I can’t wait to try one someday. I currently have Canon 500N in my hand. And I’ve tried many SLRs such as Minolta XG-1, Nikon F4s and a half frame Olympus Pen F-T before. Even though each camera is different from another, the final point is y o u r perspective.
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