Here are his five things he loves about film:
1. The endless amount of equipment and techniques involved with shooting film. I find that every month there is something new I want to try, it's impossible to get bored.
|Beacons Festival, Skipton, Canon EOS 300, AGFA 200|
2. I often abandon cameras when I find a new project meaning a film can sit in a camera for ages. When I eventually come to finishing off a roll and developing it, it's like a time capsule.
|Broadcasting tower, Leeds, Pentax P30, Lomo Colour negative|
3. Film can make anything look good.
|Mystery, Canon AV-1, Fujifilm Superia 200|
4. Film makes you think. Shooting digital has it's advantages but it takes away the pleasure of getting that one great shot. With digital, you shoot until you get a good shot. Film makes you stop and think about what you're doing.
|Church in York, 35mm film in a Holga|
5. The mystery. If a picture is over or under exposed, if there is a lot of light leak or if it simply doesn't come out right it can still give some crazy results. It's always nice knowing exactly what's going on in a picture even if to someone else it's just a blur.
|Lovebox Festival, London, Olympus XA2, AGFA 200|
See more of Ben Treanor's work on his blog at theamateurbest.blogspot.co.uk