I have been shooting with film since i was a very young child but around 2006 i slowly began using Digital for its convenience, speed and cheap cost however I have always favoured film for its resolution, grain, greater tonal range and all round beauty of the photograph. The photograph of the young man was one of the last photos i took in my college darkroom.
I have started this project because i want to break away from digital, i want to go back to my roots of photography and see grain again, i want to create organic photographs, not just endless pixels.
- Ilford HP4 400ISO — 2005 S. Moore age 17
Over the next year i will use a variety of film types and document their properties visually, this is for my own personal love of film but also for anyone out there who wants to go to a website that will have a large catalog of photos to preview the qualities of each film type.
This project will entail parts of my life and the things i do as well as events etc. It is also a learning experience for me, using film is completely different to digital, already i have become more aware of not wasting shots and making sure that the framing is right every time. Being a professional i did this already however i seem to be consciously more aware of whats happening when i take a photo. I’m eager to see where this project takes me and what i will gain from it!
- Canon EOS 620, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Ilford Delta 3200
To see my online portfolio visit www.bradleychippington.co.uk
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