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Today’s feature is a beautiful travel story from photographer Andy Hirst. Andy captures the details and magic of Rome through the eyes of his 35mm camera. Here is more from Andy about his journey into film photography and his trip to Italy…
I have been a photographer for 10 years, and to my shame, never shot film. Digital cameras are amazing, too amazing in my opinion. I spend too much time bringing the images back to looking real. I bought a film camera, a dirty Fujica for £30, and shot a roll to see what it did to me. I got hooked, sold the camera, bought a clean Olympus OM-1n knowing we were going to Rome for Christmas.
Whenever we travel it’s an opportunity for me to shoot for myself, telling my story instead of someone else’s. Shooting film has changed to way I think of photography, slow down and consider my shot, take time to compose and make decisions. We like to attack a city, we walk as much as we can to see as much as we can and experience where we are.
Analog cameras and films used: Olympus OM-1n (Find at KEH Camera or eBay) | Kodak Ultra Max 400 (Find on Amazon), Fujifilm C200 (Find on Amazon)