Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Megan Thurman - 5 things I love about Film

Megan Thurman is an American photographer, based-in Southern California. She started to get into photography with a digital camera when she was in high school, but currently shoots with film mostly.

Megan who has just been featured on Shooting Film for nearly 1 month shoots mainly portrait, especially self-portrait with black and white film. She has a lot of reason to always love shooting film but here are 5 main things she would like to share with us.

1. Shooting film helps me work more slowly and think critically about every frame.

2. I have complete control over the final product when I shoot, process, and print my photographs.

3. Every emulsion is unique, so when I choose to work with a certain one, I make a conscious choice that affects the look and mood of my photos. There's something very romantic and lovely about shooting film.

4. The feelings of nervousness and overwhelming excitement of expectation before I get to see the results of my shooting.

5. Last, but not least, film is special because it has such a long history behind it - one involving amazing art and innovation - and I get to feel like I am a part of a larger tradition. I cherish this connection to the past. When I shoot film, I feel like I am experiencing photography the way it is supposed to be.

See more of her work at her photostream on Flickr.

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