I prefer to shoot with film. There is something about the whole process that lends itself to a more artistic outcome. I find that film produces images with a soft, organic, dreamy quality that is difficult to reproduce in digital. The tonal qualities, the colour, and the texture of it are out of this world. It’s these qualities that make me love the timeless and transcendent aspect of film. Once you see the results you’ll be a believer too.
I also appreciate the aesthetic that comes from natural, unscripted moments. That’s why I use a photojournalistic approach in my wedding photography – capturing couples as they go, and not lining everyone up for tedious photo taking sessions. I find that what works best is when couples shake their nerves and just go with the flow – that way, I can capture authentic moments.
Most of all, I want to produce work that tells stories, that leaves people wondering, that makes people feel something. I want to take photos that move people, that tickle their funny bone or tug at their heartstrings. Work that is emotional and endures forever.