See how going back to analogue film photography (or discovering it for the first time) can give your shots a refreshing and stylish look
Film photography has made a glorious comeback, and its popularity only continues to grow. With the stapmedous arrival of digital in the early 2000s, film photography soon fell out of fashion - only remaining in skeletal form as a photographic niche among enthusiasts and fine-art photographers. However in recent years, capturing images on film has had a remarkable revival among the photography community, having become more mainstream than any time in the last decade (and longer) - you'll even find completely new analogue cameras and film rolls being released on the market.
"Film photography has made a glorious comeback, and its popularity only continues to grow."
It's easy to see some of the reasons why film photography has made such a resurgence; the beautiful aesthetic of images captured on film has a timeless appeal, and there's a certain kind of beauty in the simplicity of using a film camera with only a limited number of shots available per film roll. The medium also appeals to all age groups; younger photography are discovering film for the first time, and older generations enjoy the nostalgia of going back to analogue. The trend has also been picked up by the wider creative industries - it's not uncommon to see images captured with film used for the latest book covers and advertising campaigns.
So, would we say it's worth working with film in 2022? Absolutely! To help you get inspired, here's some of our favourite shots from the Picfair community that have been captured on film.
We hope you find this collection inspiring, stay tuned for more film-photography related Focus features coming soon!
- AuthorPhilip Mowbray
Philip is the Editor of Focus.View all articles