Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Erin Oxnam - 5 things I love about Film

Erin Oxnam is a 24-year-old Australian photographer who is living on the Gold Coast in Queensland. “I've been shooting film regularly for 4 years now and will continue to do so until everyone stops producing film.”

Erin comes to share with us her main reasons that make her still love shooting film.

1. There is variety. I love that every single film and camera does something different. Novelty seems to be something that has become more important to me as I grow up and provides a lot of change and excitement into my life. I love that you can choose between 35mm, slide film, medium format, instant, disposable, SLR, TLR, Instax, Polaroid, super 8... the list goes on and on. The possibilities are vast and so much more exciting than digital photography.



2. Nostalgia. There's a reason why we look at photos from the past and feel warm and fuzzy looking at them. Photos taken on film are timeless and when people look at film photos they love them, without necessarily knowing why or what it is that makes the photo feel so special.



3. The unexpected. When I get a roll of film developed usually I can only remember a couple of images that I have taken on the roll so I'm left with about 20 surprises - those surprises sometimes end up being my favourite photos.



4. Community. The film community has grown so much in the last few years and it's been amazing to see the young photographers in particular embrace film. It's so easy to snap 50 photos on your phone in a couple of minutes but to be limited to less than 36 photos per roll (depending on the camera/film used)  you really do have to think about the shot which makes for a better photo. When I take a picture of my friends with a film camera and send them the photo, it almost always becomes their profile picture on various social media sites. I know it doesn't have much to do with my limited skills as a photographer - it's all film.



5. Film reflects the way we live life. Our brains remember fragments, bits and pieces of memories. Sometimes it's grainy and sometimes it's blurry, just like film photographs.



See more of her work:

Pin It Now!

21 comments :

  1. Hey! I am graphic designer and study at American college of arts. - It's so impressive to regard your prints shake from a outshine sheet to a no ifs and or buts image! Flamingo-Video
    -There are so many diverse movie house cameras you could romp with! Cheap affinity card cameras or super Victorian ones. It's farce to certainly experiment with antithetical models of film cameras. I pity Holgas & Pen tax cameras

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi! My name is Katty, I`m working at LordOfPapers (term papers help). And we are looking for the photographer for our scholarship contest. Can you recommend somebody?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just want to say thanks for your wonderful post, it is contain a lot of knowledge and information that i needed right now .
    norton antivirus for pc

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is a wonderfull post. Thanks for it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really loved reading your blog. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have read your article. it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it, again!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed reading this post. big fan, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. a given article is very interesting and very useful for me, thank you very much admin and pardon me permission to share the article here :

    Obat keputihan alami
    Obat gabagen pada bayi
    Obat usus buntu tanpa operasi

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!
    - www.hotmail.com
    - hotmail login
    - hotmail sign up
    - google mail

    ReplyDelete
  10. I can feel that the articles contained in this blog is so interesting. I also get a variety informasin, thanks.
    cara alami menyembuhkan tukak lambung

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.
    bloxorz

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for sharing the information...Success for the website, as well as the previously asked permission to visit here ...
    Obat Step Atau Kejang Untuk Anak dan Dewasa | QnC Jelly Gamat Asli Bergaransi

    ReplyDelete
  13. I enjoyed over read your blog post. Your blog have nice information, I got good ideas from this amazing blog. I am always searching like this type blog post. I hope I will see again

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hello! I’m a Ann, I would like to challenge the whole world with the kind of games follows:
    First, word cookies game is a very fun and exciting word puzzle game, it makes you keep playing for FREE! The aim of the game is to find all hidden words. With this game you can easily improve your vocabulary, concentration and spelling skills.
    Second, hotmail email login is an free e-mail service provided to Internet users by the giant Microsoft. If you are a new user of this service and don’t exactly know how the Hotmail sign in process works, you can follow the steps below to log in to Hotmail account.
    And finally, hotmail account login is one of the popular email service and the most commonly used today. Now, let’s guide you through on how to Sign in to Hotmail, follow the steps below to log in to your Hotmail account.

    ReplyDelete
  15. You’ve written nice post, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for info. $1 Cpanel Hosting I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for your post! Through your pen I found the problem up interesting! I believe there are many other people who are interested in them just like me! Thank you for sharing them with everyone!
    happy wheels

    ReplyDelete
  17. imperial voyages travel and tour operators in delhi we provide all affordable travel and tour packages at lowest price, if you need tour packages in india please visit our website.best tour operators in delhi

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks your shared!... I hope you will continue to have similar posts to share with everyone! I believe a lot of people will be surprised to read this article!
    slither io

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for sharing these useful information! This is really interesting information for me.

    ReplyDelete

Top