Examining the World through a 35mm Lens

More than any other format, 35mm has a way of creating images that appear to be —if not true to life — larger than life. Even with the advancements in technology, 35mm cameras still have a way of capturing the world around us that other formats simply cannot.

Using a camera with 35mm film also requires patience. The resulting image may not be seen for days or weeks. This time gap between the moment the photo is captured and developed allows me to experience the final result and the immediacy of a photograph in much the same way as a third party would experience it. Black and white photography also lends itself to examinations of forms and contrasts; for example, the way a sun-bleached sky creates a natural negative space in juxtaposition to the palm trees and street below.