Shooting with an analog camera


Old-school analog photography keeps you focused and can be surprising.

The American photographer Andrea Corrona Jenkins still regularly photographs with an analog camera. “Because the amount of pictures I can take with one film roll is limited, it helps me really think about what I want to photograph and how, where and why,” she says. This calm way of working with the camera helps feed my creativity, something I don’t always experience with digital photography.”

Photographer Vincent Mentzel agrees: “Seeing and photographing with a digital camera is fidgety: you push a button and then look down at your screen. When you take pictures with an analog camera, you look, click on a button and your gaze remains on your subject. They feel more comfortable and less like they’re just an object.”

  • More about old-school photography can be found in Issue 22.

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