Anonymous asked: what do you love about film photography? what film cameras do you own and what do you recommend? also, what kind of film do you shoot? i mean, the exact films like kodak ektar or fuji superia or ilford pan etc.. :) thanks!
Film is the most beautiful and truest form of photography, for me. Film photos look like your own eye vision but even more vivid and beautiful. Digital photos just don’t have those rich tones and grain. I also love the cameras and the fact that you don’t need chargers or batteries or any of that.
I have a whole bunch of cameras, I sold some recently because I was hoarding way too many.
My main SLR film camera is a Ricoh KR-10, from 1982. I bought it from someone on Flickr for £20 when my last SLR finally died. It’s gorgeous, all black. It always serves me well and takes gorgeous photos.
I also regularly use a Minolta point and shoot camera from the late 90s that my boyfriend originally bought for £2 from a charity shop. It’s all automatic and even winds/rewinds the film for you. It’s lightweight and takes good photos, a bit like disposable photos but better quality. It’s a lot more handy because my SLR camera is super duper heavy and bulky and not really something you can carry everywhere. It’s good for capturing everything and I like how the photos look, they have a real nostalgic vibe. I also regularly use Fuji disposable cameras, again they’re so light and small you can take them everywhere and the photos are surprisingly good quality.
I own a load more cameras but I don’t really use them often because there isn’t enough time to use so many!
I use a whole range of 35mm films. I only really like colour for my own use. My favourite and most used film is Kodak Portra 400, but it’s pretty expensive. I also love Fuji superia 400 & Fuji superia 800. 400 iso is definitely my favourite and most used speed for every day use. I also like Agfa 400. I’ve used Ektar 100 a few times, it’s good for places that are very white like the beach, where a higher speed would wash it out.
Anonymous asked: i did my dreadlocks almost a month ago. i have 10 dreads in total because my hair was so thin. are 10 dreadlocks too small of a number? should i redo them and make them thinner?
I’ve never really heard of anyone having such a small number. Dreadlocks often get 2 or 3 times fatter over the first year, so you may find those 10 dreads will be massively huge later on.