Shoot what you love and love what you shoot. I love film. I love the smell of it when I pull it out of the plastic canister. I love the feel of it when I grab the leader to thread it into the take-up spool. I love watching the rewind knob turn — confirming that the film is moving correctly through the camera. I love knowing that silver halide crystals are reacting to light and capturing what I saw in the viewfinder. I love loading the film onto a stainless steel reel and sliding the reel into a stainless steel tank. I love the anticipation of the images as the film gets through the fixer bath and can be viewed in the light. I love the negative — which leads to more anticipation of the positive images on silver gelatin fiber base paper. And most of all, I love the look of the images that film provides, the grain structure, the slight imperfections (that all of life has).
Film is my chosen medium and my method of expression.