It’s a feeling. I suppose, you either feel it or you don’t. I certainly do. There’s a magic in that silver, I tell you. Now there’s a Tri-X negative in a sleeve that exists with that image. And there is a print of each photograph in a frame, to savor those moments.
Because photography wasn’t meant to be for an instant to share, to check out on the back of a camera screen, or to post once on Facebook then bury, and be done with. It was meant to save memories. At least for me.
Film, printed and framed, does that for me. Unlike anything else available. Surrounding me in my house and office. Changing frames out with different memories. But all real, no electricity needed.
Because I intend to make photograph for the ages, not just for today.