Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alexander Diaz - 5 things I love about Film

Alexander Diaz is a 30-year-old American photographer, based-in Memphis, Tennessee. He started photographing for 1 year ago and has shot with film only.

Alexander who was featured on Shooting Film before loves to shoot urban area with black and white film and his Nikon FM. He has a lot of reasons to keep his passion on shooting film and here are 5 main reasons he would like to share with us.

1. It facilitates discovery, of both self and surroundings. Having limited exposures forces the photographer to understand what elements he/she finds visually captivating. And in doing so, the individual then learns how to view the world through a lens which enables the photographer to see how those elements manifest themselves in everyday life.

2. In an increasingly digital world, the chemical reactions that make film possible provide a comfort of sorts.

3. Film speed, shutter speed, aperture...simplicity at its finest.

4. The aesthetic of film is distinctive.

5. Film is just as much a part of the image as the image itself. Because of its very nature, film must be nurtured. No two people inhabit the same world and so to provide others with a glimpse into our own, we must care for film so that it may serve as our voice.

See more of his work at his photostream on Flickr.

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