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Adventures with the Mamiya, a return to film.

Chris at home in Bristol, 2016.

Chris at home in Bristol, 2016.

Sophie and Allen Jnr in Cornwall.

Sophie and Allen Jnr in Cornwall.

So, I have evangelically preached the teachings of digital since 2011 . 

During my second year at University our tutors allowed as to ditch film, I haven't touched it since. For the three years previously I had shot exclusively film. The theory behind this was to make me a better photographer. Limited exposures coupled with having nowhere to hide technically when producing contact sheets for scrutiny exposed sloppy practice.  It worked, but the cost of the process put me off, it still does to an extent, I wanted quick cheap pictures.

In May a good friend loaned me his Mamiya 7 and since I have fallen back in love with the process of film after years of smashing out files and growing weary of shooting gb's for the sake of it. I have now rediscovered the unfettered, organic process of a ten shot roll of 120 Portra, even with the attached price. 

The slowing down of my practice has been refreshing and producing portraits and work a joy despite the financial implications. I'm look forward to sharing more work with you all in the coming months.

J