1 clio: Film & Friends // 8

Film & Friends // 8

Thursday, January 17, 2013

 This week’s film & friends column features Rhianne (of photoswap fame) and these beautiful shots from near Kirkstall Abbey in England.

Those last two shots are my favourite. I will always love big skies.

Everytime someone asks me about why I shoot film, I often give a different answer... there are so many reasons why I love film - the film grain, the capturing of the light, the challenge of getting that one chance to get the perfect shot, the element of surprise. But the more film that I use, the more I realise that I love film so much because it shows a truer version of what I see than any other format I've tried, I don't have to worry about tweaking photos at any point because the results are more than often exactly what I wanted straight away, surprises and all. I also love the process of taking photos with film, the challenge of each shot, considering all the possibilities and options that you have before you press that shutter button and then letting all of it go and leaving the light and the film do its work, its the best feeling. 


As always if you shoot film and would like to be featured give me a shout! meldonc at gmail dot com. 
I’d LOVE to see your photos and hear a bit about why you choose to use film. xo


  1. These film photos are genius and so inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love Rhianne! :) The last one is AMAZING.

  3. these are beautiful - I am so glad I stumbled across your blog here as I share a love of film photography with you but I'm in NZ, all the way on the other side of the world. looking forward to seeing more xo

  4. your site is quite lovely. thanks for leaving a comment so i could discover your online space. my favorite place ive ever been is ireland, actually ;) i will write you this week!! xo

  5. I love shooting film for that reason--I'm not worried about playing around with a photo to make it be something that I want it to be. Film shots often seem to have a confidence that digital doesn't. Film shots are often confident enough to stand up to me and say, "No--I'm fine how I am, thank you."

    My best,
    Jo Farmer


Thank you for your thoughts and kind words of encouragement.

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