I’m wondering if I’ll ever get back in to film photography again. I have a fridge full of film, and a cupboard full of cameras… yet no inclination to shoot with them, no desire to pay the processing costs and no scanner to convert prints.
I’m the only one with the answers to whether I’ll get back into it again, yet not even I can answer my own question. So how long will I have to hold on to all this gear in order to find out?? decades? If I get rid of it all, will I regret it big time? … the cameras I have aren’t common, then again is any film camera common now? I doubt.
I’m sure there’s many like me out there too. Hanging on to that old gear, just incase the digital kit dies on us, so we’ll have a back up. But does it ever die? not really…. its pretty bloody robust isn’t it?
I guess its the sentimental attachment to mechanical gear that I might be hanging on to. Its a total bloke thing. Chunky technology that whirrs and clicks with a solid feel… weighty and solid. Its like wandering about with a piece of Ford Escort in your pocket.
So, I dunno. I guess it’ll all just sit their gathering dust… forgotten about for another half decade when I start thinking about it again… only then there will be even less chance of me ever getting back into it.
The thing is tho… like most photographers will tell you.. I actually prefer film to digital, am deluded and living in cloud cookoo land.