After almost 40 years I am back to ‘analogue’. I return to analog photography, film photography that is associated with my digital photography. This phrase “use the treasures you have kept” is from a great friend of mine – Ricardo ‘Lilika‘ Lima – and it expresses a deep feeling about the film photography that he feels and that I have felt again in the last few days.
As I write this post I still don’t know the result of the only 36 poses roll that I ‘burned’ during the 4 days of Carnival as the film is being developed.
I just wanted to register and say how great this challenge was. It was a real revolution in my head. The feeling of freedom and calm during the street shooting sessions with the Pentax K1000 in my hand was an incredible thing.
I felt like film photography is something that makes you think, to plan photography in a complete way. Think calmly and accurately in the framing, composition, light, etc … etc … Have time to think and rethink all these things while the photograph is made.
I feel that I can say that film photography is, perhaps and for many, the authentic, the true photography when compared to digital, this ‘madness’ of photographing endlessly and almost insanely dozens, hundreds of poses in a very short space of time.