Revisiting works that were taken on film.

While this perhaps shows my age, since I am old enough to have started with film, the power of today’s digital tools has me going through my film archives and finding, scanning, and improving works I forgot about.

Actual film, dating back to the early days of photography, has a rich history steeped in innovation and artistic expression. Originating in the 19th century, film photography revolutionized the way images were captured and preserved, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of visual storytelling.

The intricate chemical process involved in developing film not only required technical expertise but also imparted a sense of anticipation and wonder as photographers awaited the results of their laborious work.

This tangible connection to the creative process, along with the unique aesthetic quality and inherent unpredictability of film, has solidified its place as an enduring art form cherished by photographers for generations.

In today’s digital world, the nostalgic appeal of actual film persists as a testament to the enduring allure of traditional photography. Amid the seamless convenience and instant gratification offered by digital technology, many photographers still gravitate towards film for its distinctive grain, rich tonal depth, and timeless aesthetic.

The resurgence of film (and the restoration of traditional film via digital technology) serves as a counterpoint to the fast-paced, disposable nature of modern digital imagery, preserving the essence of authenticity and artistic craftsmanship in an increasingly digital age.

This is a very much work-in-progress collection as each piece of work takes a great deal of time.

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