III. Why fine art?
I get asked the question "What is the difference between film and digital?" fairly often. I wish I could answer by saying, "The difference is the way it makes you feel." But the truth is, I cannot simply transfer my feelings over to you. So, here is my best effort at writing out the feelings into words on why I choose film, and I hope it makes you feel the same things, too.
Film is a type of visual poetry, gently painting light to compose a mural of elegance.
Film softens the skin, enhancing beauties around the frame as a whole, and capturing light so very uniquely.
Film draws you to appreciate smaller details you would not have otherwise noted.
Film provides purpose to every single image in a way that is very different from digital.
I am a firm believer that the best things in life take careful, intentional time. Film does that for me, in how it forces me to shoot thoroughly and well and with purpose for every shot.
There is thought poured into each image to ensure that the painting of your story is complete.
IV. Why black and white film?
Black and white brings tidiness and focus into otherwise chaotic moments.
It captures time classically, and in a way that will not let you forget.
Emotions and laughter are held at a stand-still, enabling you to remember in full the feelings of that moment.