I majored in Fine Art with an emphasis in Photography and spent endless hours in the darkroom developing my photos. Nothing compared to watching an image I shot slowly appear on paper in the developer. It was like magic and it was my favorite part of the entire process. By the time I graduated, digital photography had already become mainstream and part of me panicked because in all my years studying photography, I had never picked up a digital camera. I honestly didn’t know anything about it and it broke my heart to hear people say that film was dead. I didn’t want to believe it but I felt like in order to be successful I needed to change. Over time I shot less film and then virtually none at all, but when it comes to photography, film has always been my true love.
A few weeks ago I purchased Canon’s last model of professional film cameras and got to work with a talented team of creatives on an editorial boudoir session. The entire shoot was shot on film and I can’t even begin to describe how elated I felt for those two hours. It was like visiting with an old friend and even though it’s been years since you’ve last seen each other your connection is so strong that it feels like it was just yesterday the two of you were hanging out. That’s how I would describe my relationship with film. I never pictured myself as a boudoir film photographer, but after this editorial, I can’t wait to incorporate more of these sessions into my workflow. This is only part 1 of this editorial session so stay tuned for part 2 in the coming weeks!