i love film.
i love the questions it asks and the limitations it presents.
i respect how film makes you wait for the answers to your questions...
Sometimes, the answer is powerful enough to change your life
Other times, the answer is not what you wanted at all...
So you ask again, but in a different way.
Compose. Process. Print.
i probably started becoming a photographer around the age of 14 when my parents bought me a Kodak Disc (by the time most of you read this, i'll be 36 but not at the moment). Before the Disc came out, my little hands were wrapped around a 110 camera. Surprisingly, a lot of kids were little photographers. Cameras were one of the few creative mobile techy devices for kids in the early 80s.
My little sister was a couple years old and she was my favorite subject. i made a photo album of my images of her and enjoyed watching people react to the photographs even more than i loved taking them...i almost loved the reaction as much seeing the photographs for the first time. It was one of my first tastes of responsibility as i tracked how many days it would take to process the film and make prints. i would be quick to tell my mother or father it was time to go to East Hills and pick up my prints from Zairs - the same store i got my first G.I. Joe and Transformers. It was all a form of play...stalking Cobra, turning a robot into a Jeep, turning reality into pictures.
Photography has stayed with me, over 20 years now. i've probably lost more negatives than i've kept but i do have binders of negatives that go span two decades. i enjoy digital and the moving image as well, but film was my first and still true love.