Film is not dead - not for me.
I grew up shooting film as a kid, thanks to my dad’s hobby. Then I bought my first film camera 5 years ago and I've been shooting film since.
What's good about it? Everybody will tell you how much they love the special look of film. It's a similar feeling to music lovers who tell you that vinyl sounds more beautiful than a Spotify song. Also, when you shooting film, you have to know exactly what you are doing. This whole process teaches you the real, itty-bitty part of photography. You can't really know if you achieved or not until you get them developed and when you get the developed film back and see you nailed it, there is no better feeling in the world.
The only downside is that you have to find and buy the perfect film for your taste, and have to pay to have it processed and scanned. That's the reason why I stopped shooting film for a while because last time when my films were developed, they got burned and poorly processed. It will be awesome if I have my own darkroom in future, that will surely save me from the hiccup.
These are some of the photos that I took during my first year in L.A. The film is from Lomography.
First trip to Vegas.
The view from my old place, Culver City.
Downtown L.A., Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Downtown L.A. signs.
A trip to Santa Barbara.
My first NY experience, meeting with my parents - July 1st, 2016.
Lastly, me from my dad's perspective - NY, 2016.