Okay, so these photos are going on a year old (they’re from August 2012), but I just love them.
I’ve never been a fan of calling film photography ‘analog’ photography. I think people just assigned this name because like clocks, the digital version is new and the analog version is old.
But, an analog device is governed by oscillating mass or current/voltage/magnetism. Film photography is chemical. You’re using light to burn an image onto the chemicals coated onto the film. Not only is this not analogous to most ‘analog’ media (no pun intended), it ignores just how awesome the process is and how brilliantly crafted film chemistry has to be. I could (and sometimes do) geek out on this stuff all day.
Anyhow – I’ve shot two rolls of 160NC over the past couple months and decided to dump what I’ve liked. I’m a lot more careful when I shoot film. Partly because of the inconvenience of changing rolls, but much more so because of how long it takes to scan and de-dust each one. A wasted shot is quite annoying later in the game.