Friday, June 12, 2015

Camille Léage - 5 things I love about Film

Camille Léage is a 25-year-old France-based photographer, from Paris who loves to travel around and use photography as the best way to save her every moment.

Camille joined with us in a project for 1 month ago. She came back to share with us reasons that make her always love shooting film.

1. Its quality is impossible to surpass. It's the real thing. The texture, the colours, the grain... I found in film photography, a certain authenticity that I've never succeeded in capturing with DSLR cameras.

2. The object. Let us not lie to ourselves, the cameras are simply beautiful. Perhaps too much, I went from being an alien from outer space to being hipster as hell.

3. The discipline. I've got 36 exposures per roll. I can not shoot as many frames as I could do on a digital camera, or it costs me a fortune. This is the best constraint ever. Film photography forces me to slow down and focuses on what really matters: the object, the frame, the light,... I have to think, anticipate and observe more. And when a photo is great, this is much more rewarding.

4. The rediscovery. More and more often, it takes me months to be done shooting a roll and I forget what I photographed. Waiting to get film back from the lab always reminds me of being a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Something is coming but I have no idea of what it is precisely. And I don't know if it's something amazing or totally disappointing.

5. Less reliance on computer. It may seem trivial, but it's very important for me. I work on a computer all day. I don't want to spend even more time messing around with digital files.

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