Film has had a cult-like revival in the past few years. The price of cameras and film has skyrocketed and there is a growing online community of young film-shooters on YouTube. I get it! People are sick of trying to look perfect. To a new group of GenZers, perfect is sterile and boring. Not only do they appreciate the classic look of film, they prefer that it depicts everyday life in a realistic, poetically imperfect way.
From young hikers lugging a heavy 50-year old camera to shoot film to trending flash fashion photography at the Met Gala, film is getting the attention it deserves.
So my hope in writing all of this (from my keyboard as a self-proclaimed "film-evangelist") is that you try film with no digital backup. You live in the moment and capture life slowly. You cry when you receive the scans and you are satisfied with how you remember that day. I assure you, your digital camera's review screen will not make your trip any more fun. XX