Updated: Oct 7, 2017
If you're going to try film photography, do your research and, if possible, find a mentor. Plus, don't forget to enjoy the process and the journey.
Mind telling us about yourself and your story on how you got into film photography?
Jesed: I was in College at that time, frustrated and want to find my personal voice and art, when I met some friends who are into film photography, and part of the Rangefinder Filipinas Group.
What type of film do you use and what camera do you use it with? Why do you prefer these?
Jesed: My personal preference for camera is Large Format Camera for my Personal Projects and 35mm Cameras for my Snapshots. I do Large Format Photography to do some Alternative Process Printing and 35mm small format cameras because its small and comfy to carry.
What do you think film has that digital doesn't have?
Jesed: Film has more latitude than digital. Film Photography had a bloody process than digital.
Do you print your own photographs or are you comfortable having them printed in a lab?
Jesed: I print my own Photographs in Silver Gelatin Print, Cyanotype and Gum Bichromate. Though sometimes had my photos printed in a Lab.
What motivates you to continue making photographs with film?
Jesed: My concepts and visions.
Are there any photographers that influenced your way of making pictures?
Jesed: Mentors from the Philippines, Sir Jay Javier, Rey Castañeda, and Ding Gerrous. Photographer who have a style of story telling and portraiture, Gregory Crewdson, Diane Arbus, and Alec Soth.
Do you see any value or merit shooting with film?
Jesed: Yes. It's very good for archiving and doing hand printed photographs.
What do you think is the future of film photography?
Jesed: I think it would be used more by photographers who are hobbyist, working on personal projects, and those who practice both traditional fine art and conceptual art. They are the photographers who will practice film photography until the world ends. Not those who use it just because of a hype.
Would you like to offer some good words to those who want to try film photography for the first time? What must they learn before venturing into this format?
Jesed: If you're going to try film photography, do your research and, if possible, find a mentor. Plus, don't forget to enjoy the process and the journey.
We are fortunate to have Jesed here to provide meaningful vision for growth. I do hope this brings more enthusiasts to try film photography.
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