I miss the days of film, i know those days are gone and are never coming back. With that said, I get tired of every camera company trying to re-invent the wheel. Once the preverbal dust settles i think we will see a very different type of photographer emerge. When i started seriously shooting film it took time and money to experiment with different techniques. Film wasn’t cheap and neither was processing, it could be a week before seeing your images. Now you are able to see what you’re shooting instantaneously, making the learning curve a very short and fast one.
Ansel Adams and Stanley Kubrick are two people who i draw inspiration from. Both were masters of their craft and where so far ahead of the times. Their styles were very different but both shared almost an insanity for their passion. In my eyes they were to of the most amazing story tellers in their own way. Ansel Adams was inspiring because of his tireless dedication to his craft. He would spend weeks waiting for the lighting to be perfect just to get one shot. Stanley Kubrick had an amazing ability to convey the mood and feelings of his subjects allowing you to be transported into the subjects world. He had a very special touch that made every shot feel very intimate and honest. His images weren’t trying to be anything they weren’t. He wasn’t trying to make a masterpiece, He was just capturing different walks of life and the honesty that comes through in his images makes them masterpieces.
I have had a camera in my hands since I was 3 years old. Since then you would be pretty hard pressed to find me without one.