London-based photographer Sahil Lodha has been shooting on film and focuses mainly on portrait, fashion, social documentary, travel & culture. He had her work featuring on Shooting Film last month, and now coming back with us in another film photography project to share main reasons that make him always love shooting film.
1. Because that's how I started 6 years back and it got me addicted just the process of waiting near the developer tank to see the image appear especially when working with black and white and Ilford film I remember I spent a lot of time in the dark room. I'm happy to get back in that habit after shooting digital for 2-3 years.
2. There is a tangible quality and element to shooting with analogue. It's almost like I want to print that image and touch the image. It makes you fall in love with the surface of the image.
3. I am also immensely drawn to its skin tones, rawness and everlasting quality.
4. With film once I scan the image, most of the time it doesn't feel like it needs any sort of post production, editing and touchup besides a little sharpening perhaps. So you don't have to enhance the image too much whereas in digital a little enhancing is required to make the image look effective.
5. It also makes me more focused, conscious and slow when I shoot and then there is this growing impatience of wanting to see how its all turned out or if I have majorly screwed up.
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