Film is perhaps the most organic, beautiful photographic medium. People's infatuation with film goes beyond the "cool" factor or the "hipster" invasion we can't seem to escape. It's not about "bespoke" or "handmade." In the end, film captures our imaginations because of its ability to surprise.
More than anything, it's film's natural reaction with light particles in an entirely organic and not necessarily repeatable way that gives it the ability to surprise us. The lack of instant feedback and the subsequent unveiling that takes place while developing or printing is another novelty of the film shooting experience that keeps the excitement going long after the triggering of the shutter.
These images are a culmination and ongoing, running collection of film shots, some "finished," and some completely raw, straight from the scanner -- dust, scratches, and all.
It takes a lot of work to keep film going. Film stocks (some of the best in the world and, recently, my go-to: Fuji Reala) are dropping every day. But some companies, like CineStill (they're actually creating new film stocks), give us hope.
(These images may or not be seen elsewhere on the site -- why discriminate?)
Format: 120, 6x6/6x7/6x17 Film
Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Portra 800
Fuji Reala 100, Fuji Velvia 50
CineStill 800T, CineStill 50D