Bridge

 

Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, Paris. Shot with a Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 1.5/50mm C-Sonnar and Ilford HP5+.

The Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, Paris. The same bridge as the lead photo in the previous post, but taken facing in the opposite direction, and using a film camera rather than a phone.

Not withstanding compositional differences, whether or not the film images are better or worse than their phone equivalents is really a matter of taste – all that you can really say is that they are different.

I started shooting film last year to help make the photographic process more deliberate and considered, and to a certain extent I think that this has worked. But there have also been some unexpected side-effects, such as an appreciation for the consistency that comes from shooting a limited focal range in black and white, and also a much reduced obsession over image quality (well, at least a bit). 

And, FWIW, I prefer the phone versions of this image, which I think were better composed. But this does seem an appropriate lead into a new sequence of film photographs…

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  1. Interesting stuff, if you had not told me how you created the photo but just asked me to guess,..I would not have known the answer and it would have been a guess. Looking forward to your next shots.