Friday, September 5, 2014

Anna Paramita - 5 things I love about Film

Anna Paramita, a 30 year-old Indonesian film photographer, is also a digital designer based-in Australia. She loves travelling and shoots everything around with a Lomo camera that is always in her pocket.

Anna who was featured once on Shooting Film last year shoots mostly nature, landscape and lovely little things that she met. Today she would like to share with us 5 main reasons that make her still love shooting film.

1. The surprise element. There's always some unexpected results every time I develop a roll of film, and often it's the mistakes that turn out to be the best.

2. I get to take a brake from digital. In my day job, I spend all day in front of a computer doing digital design, making sure that every image is sharp and pixel-perfect. I like that analogue photography let's me take a break from that kind of control. With film, I can just view, shoot, and appreciate it as is. I almost never alter it digitally, and it's refreshing to keep it simple and pure in a way.

3. The patience it takes to capture the right shots. Film photography allows me to slow down and really pay attention to what I'm seeing. You want to make sure you don't waste a good shot.

4. The fun of tinkering with film. Opening a new canister, loading the film snugly in a favourite camera, winding, rewinding. It's like playing with a fun little toy every time!

5. The emotions that come through film. I'm no expert, and I don't know much about the grain, the tones, or the variety of film... but I do feel there's an emotion and sensitivity that comes through a lot of film photography that just can't be replicated by digital.

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