Photos and words by Scott Connor
Taking pictures and photography. What’s the difference? Surely they are one and the same, no? Honestly, they could well be, it just depends on what photography means to you. To some it’s an art form, to others it’s just a hobby or pastime and a few can even call it a career. To me, it’s a combination of two key elements: the creation of a personal vision and the capturing of fleeting moments. That’s about as deep as I’ll venture into that side of things. Above all, it brings me joy and that’s enough.
This is the first instalment of what will become a series of photo journals. All photos featured will be shot on analogue cameras – those that shoot onto physical film. I know some readers will be more versed in such formats than I am, while others may never have experienced shooting with film or even seen an old mechanical camera. But it’s not been that long since film photography was the standard medium. Billions of people have bought, shot with and sold analogue gear. Using film these days isn’t really anything to brag about, it’s very much “old hat”, but old hats do tend to have a bit of character about them.
For more film goodness, check out Robin Pearson’s First & Last feature.