As anyone who ever spent a night estimate negatives in a hotel lavatory can attest, film photography has a disadvantages. No compare for a potency and immediacy of complicated digital reproduction, sharpened with film not usually final patience, though also introduces a conservative component to a routine where a smallest variables can have vital effects. To revisit and try a dynamics of a roughly lost art of capturing images on film, veteran photographer Chip Litherland pulled out his film rigging (Nikon FM + FE-2 and a 50mm and 35mm lens for each) and set out for the rarely photogenic 2016 Daytona 500. To make things unequivocally engaging and give a aforementioned “reactionary” routine a conduct start, Litherland used exclusively rolls of “super-expired” film he had amassed, including one some-more than 40 years old.
Of a experience, Litherland says, “Getting imagery out to a universe in a matter of seconds only since we can seems to have taken over a fun and suspicion of what it was like in a film days (which creates me sound aged during 38).” While there are easier and some-more calculating ways to get a nostalgia fix, it’s expected that nothing of them yield a same grainy, oversaturated glance of Americana that these photos do. Litherland says a devise was to get photos “that echoed a timelessness of Daytona and a fan base,” and we’d contend he succeeded spectacularly.
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Lest a photography upstarts get too carried divided with a romanticism of a whole thing, Litherland adds a good existence check as a disclaimer of sorts: “All that being said, film is a pain in a ass. We have it so easy now.”
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