Alastair and I recently returned from a road trip through Spain (after shooting a spectacular wedding in Portugal – coming soon to the blog). In what turned out to be the best decision I’ve made in a long time, I borrowed a Yashica Mat 124G from my friend Jason Lau, stuffed my bag full of Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5 film, and set off to document our adventure the old fashioned way. I only wonder why it took me this long.
Back in my photography school days I shot film almost exclusively, but for the last 6 years I’ve worked only with digital. Getting back to this analogue shooting style is blissful photo-therapy; a chance to slow down, think, breathe, and make careful decisions at a steady pace.
It feels like magic.