Monday, February 5, 2018

The Analogue Photography Series: Film is Still Alive


I was on my flight to Osaka when I got the email from Telus StoryHive. I was approved for funding to film episode 1 of my documentary series on analogue photography! I quickly forwarded the email to my collaborator Ryan from Arcade Original, and then I went dark for 12 hours (no wifi on my economy ticket). Once I got to Osaka, I had to wait 3 long weeks before I could head back to Vancouver and start shooting with Ryan, although I had lots of time for pre-production. My goal was to feature Vancouver photographers, but also make a connection to my next favourite city for photography, Hong Kong. It's been 3 months since we began filming, and now the documentary is up on Telus StoryHive's YouTube channel. Please visit their website to view and vote for our project. You can vote once a day for the next 5 days. If we get enough votes, we are approved to finish our series with two more episodes. I have much more to share with you about this project, but please enjoy the documentary for now. Thanks for all your support:

https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/3006

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Street Photography in Hong Kong: Analogue Edition

Minolta 9xi with 35mm f/1.4. Film Ferrania Alpha P30
On my latest trip to Hong Kong I decided to shoot film... lots of it. The motivation? Because of my Analogue Photography Series documentary for StoryHive. Since my project was all about film photography, I knew I had to live and breath the film culture, and it's not hard to do so in a city like Hong Kong. Although film prices are similar here as it is in the rest of the world (although there's no sales tax), the availability of used film cameras rivals Tokyo, and accessibility/pricing of photo labs seems more like 1998 and not 2018. $6 USD to develop and scan a roll of 135-36 film is not difficult to find here. Same day black and white develop and scan? No problem. Moreover, if you love to shoot film, Hong Kong should be your next analogue photography destination, hands down.