"I started my film photography journey around 15 years ago in college, developing and printing in the darkroom at The University of Texas at Austin.
The 35mm Canon Rebel X my father bought me years ago is still my favorite. There’s sentimental value attached to it, but it's also just a great camera that I’ll never be able to give up.
For portraits, Hasselblad 500 C/M is my go-to camera.
For several years, I’ve taught a history of photography class at Austin Community College.
The first assignment requires students to shoot a roll of film.
That's it, just shoot a roll of film, take photos of
anything you like. It’s always a wonderful experience to see students who have never used a film camera turn in their negatives and share their work with the class.
As a visual storyteller, film helps me take a more intentional approach to my work. I love the sound of the shutter closing and the film advancing. It’s a great conversation starter with the person I’m photographing and it becomes
a collaboration as well.
After chatting about whatever camera I might be using,
they’re usually more at ease.
Kodak Portra 400 is my favorite film to work with.
The colors that Kodak film produces can’t be recreated by
a digital camera or filter.
Especially Kodak Portra film, it’s my favorite because of the rich and vibrant colors it captures.
Kodak film does it best, translating the beautiful colors I witness into physical memories that I can archive.”