When we started out on our photographic journey all those years ago we’d spend hours in the darkroom developing prints and feeling the excitement of an image slowly appearing in front of us; an image that we’d captured and, in the absence of the instant playback of a digital screen, almost forgotten about until this moment. There’s a certain magic to shooting on real film, a certain beauty and innocence to the imagery that is difficult to beat and a peacefulness to the idea that you can’t just keep shooting until every ‘imperfection’ is ironed out; an imperfection that so often turns out to be the element that brings truth and feeling to an image.
After partnering with Digitalab earlier this year and seeing the phenomenal work they do in developing, scanning and printing film we decided it was time to go back to our roots and see what we could produce. So for our trip to Sri Lanka we picked up not just our digital Fuji X-Pro2’s but also our rather beautiful Leica M-P and plenty of rolls of Fujifilm Superia 200 Film kindly sponsored by Digitalab.
Whilst the majority of the trip was spent shooting digitally it was so exciting to pick up the film camera again and hear that old familiar click and winding of film, not to mention the absolute joy of receiving the beautiful scans back from the team at Digitalab. Here are just a few that we were excited to share; I have a feeling there will be many more film images in our future.
Thanks again to our amazing sponsors Digitalab, we hope you enjoy the images.
Dom and Liam
Wedding Photography by York Place Studios. Dominique Shaw and Liam Shaw are the creative partnership behind York Place Studios and strive to create emotional, storytelling photography that captures the real moments of your wedding day. Based near York and Leeds, the destination documentary wedding photographers travel across their home county of Yorkshire, the UK, Europe and worldwide to capture your special moments.
To view our portfolio go to www.yorkplacestudios.co.uk and to learn more about our Documentary Wedding Photography approach.