What Is Photography To You?

Hasselblad Aug What is photography to you? Does it change depending on the format you're using?

I try to shoot with film constantly and every time I get my pictures back from the photo store, they feel so much more precious than my digital snaps. I love the graininess of it, the unexpected purple hue, the sense that I photographed something well without the help of a computer telling me that I'm not exposing properly.

I didn't realize this but photography has become the thing I go to when I need a moment of quietness. When I'm feeling just a little bit too suffocated by people...work....life, I instinctively grab my camera and go for long walks.

And analog forces me to focus on a photo and let me just phase out my worries.

All images photographed on Kodak Portra 400 with a Hasselblad Hasselblad Aug

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Life Is But A Dream

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I have a bad habit of snapping some photos on my film cameras, leave them to dust for few months and snap some more. Then I wait like another year to develop the roll. So by the time I scan the roll, I have shots from 2012...2011.

I took these with my Holga, a plastic toy camera that I bought on Ebay 11 years ago for $10, and there are few shots where I don't remember when and where I took them. It's like a dream. I remember certain details about random dreams I have had but they are foggy. There are certain details in these shots that sort of give me an idea where and when these were taken.

The older I get the more I try to remember.