// Somebody asked me today why I use film for my photos. I started by spending too long talking about technical aspects (eg medium format film being very high quality (more details on why) and accessible for little money (more examples on just how much cheaper)) and then entirely refuted that whole argument because that’s so not important to me and why I choose to use film for some of my work.
// I love the process of shooting film. I love looking through a massive viewfinder. I love that ground glass feel. I love metal and leatherette and I love the way those materials feel. I love advancing the film along with a thumb lever, or a side-winder. I love waist level finders. I appreciate the feats of engineering these cameras embody. I love that there’s a tool for every job. I love that there are almost no screens.
// I feel that my work is better when I am not distracted by a screen. That means I have to intuitively know, inside my body, that I got the shot somewhere on the roll, because I have no way to review the photos. A week later when I see the photos, I’m not even attached to that, and I can curate from a completely objective point of view.
// I could go on and on, but I won’t. Can only postpone cuddles for so long.
Aku memperhatikanmu dari jauh,
cukup jauh hingga aku sering terlalu khawatir
padahal kamu baik-baik saja
aku selalu menantimu di jendela untuk kembali padaku, rumahmu.