Film Photographer Spotlight: Matthew Dallow

Name: Matthew Dallow
Age: 37
Location: Hong Kong
Photographing for: around 10 years.

Cameras: Nikon FM2, a Mamiya C220 / RB67, Olympus AF-10 Super.

Fav Films: Kodak Portra, Fuji Pro 400H,  Fuji Superia

Matthew on why he shoots film:

"Overall, I just prefer the look. I think it’s different. Some people say you can emulate the film look in post-processing, but personally speaking, I can’t, or at least, I’m not prepared to. And why would I? I don’t mind using Photoshop or Illustrator for the purpose of creating a piece of art or whatever, but editing each and every photo just to get a look I can get with film straight out of the camera? No thanks. I’d rather spend that time shooting. Each film has a special look all of its own. You select a particular film for the look it gives you. It’s part of the process of shooting film and it’s a process I love.

I really like the way film can handle highlights. Film handles the transition between shadows and highlights in a way that digital cameras can’t. It’s smoother and more gradual. Film seems to retain highlight and shadow detail better too and although some people argue that digital has greater dynamic range, in my experience film has the edge on this one too and then of course there’s exposure latitude - sorry digital, you lose.”

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Find & Follow Matthew Dallow

Website: http://matthewdallow.co.uk/
flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitschiguy/

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