Just over a year ago I started my journey into film photography, so I thought it would be nice to look back at some of the advice I received when I first started shooting, how that advice has worked out for me, and indeed how – from my point of view – I would reword that advice to a beginner today.
Andrea’s first steps into film
I have been intrigued by the look of the sprocket holes with the actual photo, so I wanted to try to replicate it. It is a effect mostly used on colour images and it seems quite trendy at the moment. In order to achieve this look you need to own a camera which takes photos that are larger than 35mm cameras do. As such, one of the easier ways to do this is to load 35mm film in a medium format camera. This can be done in a couple of ways.
This morning, on my routine ride with my pushbike, I was thinking over about what is photography for me, and I came out with quite clear picture in my mind. To me is “just” a collection of memories. My aim is to arrive at a certain point of my life and be able to look back at what I have done and who I met during my journey. But also, that it does not matter the method I collected these memories because the method itself is a memory.