Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What film photography still has to offer
There are no more Polaroids. No more Kodachrome. And the smell of potent darkroom chemicals has almost disappeared.
For most people, "analog photography" is a relic or something their parents once used; an archaic technology now lumped in with yesteryear's sensations, like the rotary phone or 8-track tape player.
Over the past decade, the number of analog film and manual cameras has dramatically decreased in favor of their digital counterparts. Digital photography has ubiquitous control over the market, leaving little to no room for alternatives.
Yet in the New York City metro area, there is a close-knit community of photographers, merchants, galleries, institutions and darkrooms that keep the art of analog photography quietly in practice.
Full articele - Here.