I am part of the last generation to grow up with film. As a kid, I learned how to shoot with my family’s Canon AE-1 but I lost interest in photography when my friend got a digital point and shoot camera in college. When I got back into photography I got a DSLR but I didn’t love it like I thought I would. Something was missing. A few months later I found a Yashica Mat LM in a thrift store. I bought a few rolls of film, started shooting, and have never looked back. I still shoot digital as needed but it is film that is my true love. I love shooting cameras that are fully mechanical. I like shooting without a meter. I like thinking through a photograph and being in complete control. If a shot works or not it’s all on me. Shooting this way and processing my own film lets me feel like a photograph is something I create. I love that film is a physical thing. To me this gives film a soul that digital is not able to duplicate. I have always been fascinated with how an image can live on as a record of one moment of time. Because of this I feel myself drawn to all things candid: street, documentary, sports, etc.