answers to questions

The whys and whats

Why film?
The look, the nostalgia, the process, the discipline, the flavour, the permanence and the grain…..

What's the difference between film and digital aesthetically?
Digital can be too antiseptic. It tries desperately to give us the ‘film look’ whilst film is happy in its own skin….

Do you send the rolls to a professional lab for development?
I process the film I shoot myself. Film favourites include the Kodak Portra family, Tmax 400, Fuji Neopan Acros 100 and Ilford Delta. Favourite developer is Kodak XTol at 1:1 and Tetenal for C-41 process

Are you anti-digital?
Not at all. I use it for ‘fast food photography’ and location scouting mainly

Can you digitise the negatives?
Yes. All film (B/W negatives, Colour negatives, Slide film) can be scanned

Can you retouch film photographs?
Yes. Scanned files are fully editable in Adobe Photoshop, etc.

What happens to the negatives after you scan them
All negatives are placed in protective film sleeves and archived until the end of time…long after your images on smartphones and hard disks are even able to be viewed

Why not shoot digital and apply a film effect or filter?
....best leave, you don't get it...