Why film Wedding Photographer?
I started to want to become a film wedding photographer after a long reflection: The family legacy that I wish to leave to the lovers that I meet. The analog rendering leaves a “trace”. We do not feel things as intensely as in film photography. Being a wedding photographer is for me a mission that connects lovers to their senses.
Film photography awakens its senses in my opinion, it carries through its textures, its softness, its aesthetics (a training followed by Michael Ferire, was a revelation for me).
Is the film photographer better than the digital?
In all fairness, there is no absolute truth to this topic. Photography must, for me, accompany its user to awaken his senses. Sight and touch when you have the printed photo close to you, but also awaken a sense, such as hearing or taste when the image is observed. In my opinion, digital photography has become the result of calculation, making it possible to obtain an undeniable efficiency, but losing in the process the essence of the photo: its emotional charge.
Why be seduced by film for wedding photography?
Because the rendering has a stronger link with reality. As I said above, the film image has the status of “trace”. Why have such a beautiful day, if not to leave a trace, this emotional heritage of which I speak so much? We don’t feel things so powerfully with digital technology. When the film reacts to the light, everything becomes clear …
Vivre avant tout
In digital, I look more easily at the screen of the device to see the rendering while in film, I live. A film wedding photographer becomes a friend. I’m convinced that doing portraits in film brought me closer to people. Today based in South of France, I accompany couples all over Europe with this special approach that they appreciate.
The Medium format for the Argentic or Fine Art wedding photographer
What conditions the choice of a photographer is the “effect” that he will bring or suggest in his images: dark, bright, etc. Medium format is an expensive digital sensor dimension. In film, you can start with very wide cameras and films. This allows you to quickly find an emotional path. The “traditional 24×36” format being limited. A medium format allows you to find all this emotional charge, it’s impressive in the difference and this is the choice that I made as a wedding photographer.
And what is fine art?
Today, a film wedding photographer is called a “fine art” photographer on wedding blogs. But what exactly is fine art? The style will be justified by pastel colors and high luminosity. The fine art style also has an emotional editorial approach through its photos, influenced by fashion and the world of blogging on the internet. It’s an approach that I have tried and sought through my photos and which I like but; my bride and groom are not models so today I found a way to bring elegance to the wedding thanks to the editorial influences that inspire me.
A film wedding photographer or a friend?
A photographer should be the one who knows you best, among all the providers you hire. With each new meeting, I try to break my shell of reserve and shyness, to be the one who will understand you best. A photographer must above all convey an emotion through his photos. A film photographer must bring a profound adventure to his models.
If my photos speak to you, if you want to understand and really discover film photography, don’t be shy and contact me !