Film is dead. Long Live Film. Between the accessibility of the the digital camera and ubiquitous nature of the camera phone, its no wonder that the world of analogue photography is being dwarfed in mainstream. Despite the slow but reassuring resurgence over the past few years, the analogue club is still pretty inaccessible for the uninitiated. Luckily for those with an interest in the craft, two London-based photography collectives are celebrating the young mavericks who are keeping the art form alive…
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As a hobbyist, I enjoy my flexible allegiance and regularly switch between shooting on my digital Canon 600D and medium format Olympus OM10. Whilst I disregard the chosen medium in favour of artistic vision, one can not deny that the pain staking (and sometimes expensive) process undertaken by film photographers adds to the authenticity and sentimental value of the images.
Young Blood, Old Shot is a collaboration between two photography websites; Young Shot and On Point showcasing visuals from 24 ‘up and coming’ analogue photographers from around the world. The exhibition will be held in Dalston’s ‘Doomed Gallery’ and ends this Sunday so get a move on.
A few of my favourites from the exhibition below.