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IS FILM STILL a thing?

Recently I got asked by an international online publication to take some Night Time Self Portraits in Winter in Cape Town, which made me think about how much more I should be shooting on film, because it has a quality and feel unlike anything else.

Film is still king in my books, however it is often unpredictable, and you cant really grade or do too much post work with it, unless you have your own dark room and the proper training. However, that is the beauty of film, sometimes you get it perfect that it all most looks digital, and sometimes a light leak or a mistake in the lab during processing, or an old lens makes for a chance effect that can be surreal and breathtaking!

Below I am going to show you some of my favourite “New Wave" photographers that shoot on film:

Duran Levinson : DURANITE

"Director + Content Creator * Analog Photography /// Digital Cinematography /// Editing /// Visual Effects Supervision. Full time freelancer working between Africa, Europe + AsiaCurrently based in Berlin (May-Sep 2018)."

I have the pleasure of actually knowing this dude. He is pretty cool all over. To me, Duranite’s work is to put it very simply, FIERCE and contrasting, urban street culture, grunge and rule breaking. There is a crazy wild spirit that documents everything it see’s in reckless abandonement and its name is Duran Levinson.



Leanne Surfleet

"Leannes journey is of a personal nature, her work explores themes of loneliness, nostalgia, anxiety & light."

I have an appreciation for Surfeit, because her work speaks to a dark and romantic part of me. It also has a naive almost “I don’t care what anyone thinks of this” feel to it. She shoots what she loves and what she is drawn to and their is a lot of courage in doing that.