“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.”
- Diane Arbus
I couldn’t tell you exactly why I love film the way I do, its got a little do with with the simplicity and chemistry. It’s definitely a labour of love. For me film evokes a sense of nostalgia like no other and by stripping photography down, back to its basics with chemical processing, scanning and negs, every singe image you take has to be well thought out and curated. It’s pure brilliance. The digital decade really robs you of that.
I was so humbled to photograph my dear friend Kelsey’s wedding on this beautiful medium. I stood back all day with my beloved film cameras starting with my Olympus from 1973 to my Nikkormat from the early 80s and various film stocks. I sat down during the bridal portraits took a moment and reloaded all my film whilst cuddling the venues dog! It was the most relaxed I have ever felt at a wedding.
From the yellow combi, to swinging around on a tyre swing and all those magical intimate moments in between I am so happy to have been there to capture it for you Kels and Caleb. It’s always so humbling when someone believes in you. So thank you both for trusting me and believing in me to capture the most important day in your lives. My heart can’t thank you enough.
So here’s to going back to basics, here’s to film grain, here’s to negatives and processing and here’s to love. For love and film will conquer all (maybe for me anyway)
Enjoy this gallery. It’s imperfectly perfect and the biggest piece of my heart I have published yet.
Special mention to Yack Ingredients for their incredible reception venue! What a standout vendor! Also big thanks to Fran for letting me shoot over your shoulder all day. Oh and our video team was pretty rad too.. Cheers Ben and Tom!
Film stocks include:
Fujifilm Pro 400h
Ilford Delta 3200
Illford HP5 400