One of the initial test images with my newly acquired Leica M3.
Wonderful photograph Peter. Happy to see you shooting film again I must say.
You and Mark “kept the torch going” in my absence, but it sure feels good to be shooting film again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Very nice photograph Peter. Trully nothing compares to film. Have an m3 too :))
Hi Teresa, I didn’t realize you have an M3 as well. I’ve been through five or so in my life, but I think the one I have now is my favourite. Thanks for the nice comment.
Film or no film, M3 or iPhone, I love this shot. You’ve captured the subjects at a moment where several subtle gestures have coincided just so.
But yes, I am glad to see people shooting film more, because I think it’s lovely stuff. The more that people use it, the more that others will follow. IMHO a darkroom enlargement is a ‘real’ photo. It’s hand made. A digital print is certainly technically excellent. But it is not a special thing.
FWIW there are some jobs where you would be nuts not to use film. Barack Obama’s photographer takes about 1,000 shots per day. Per day. I mean, it works – after all, there is an editor whose job it is to sort through all the photos. I have taken over 1,000 in a day for special events – a wedding here, a party there, a performance here… But every day? Hypothetically, if you’re using a film camera, you’re more likely to ease off on the frame count.
And if anyone disagrees with me – I respect that, too!
Thanks Karim. At this point in my photographic path I’m shooting for me, not for numbers, so film it is.
The world has made it more difficult to be a film photographer, without a doubt, but the allure is still there for me, so I persist.
Happy to see you shooting film again Peter. I still shoot more film then digital even though I picked up an M9 6 months ago.
Hi Dominic. I’m glad to learn you’re still “out there”; congratulations on your M9. Let me know if you’re ever walking the streets of TO with your M(s).
Wonderful. Love (especially) the tender hands.
Thanks Karen. I’m glad you noticed the “little detail” (their hands)… it’s one of the reasons I choose to photograph this moment.
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