About the project
The project started by pure chance. While living on a beach in India about 4 years ago I asked a friend to buy me a disposable camera that I could use on the beach without fear of damaging. She couldn’t find one and brought me back a cheap ‘point and shoot’ plastic camera, the Kodak EC70. I was quite uninterested in it until I got my first roll of film developed and I instantly loved the texture and rawness of the images.
It wasn’t until I reached Varanasi a few weeks later that I felt the freedom the camera brought me. No longer was I pointing a large, clunky, expensive object into a strangers face, and I felt my new cameras amateurish, toy-like exterior broke the ice better than I ever could. Using film again re-attachment me to my childhood photography lessons of respecting each frame, being patient and waiting for that one shot. This process allowed me to sit, watch and take in my surroundings, as opposed to the detachment I was feeling behind my digital camera, constantly clicking and deleting. I’ve also become hooked on the anticipation and excitement of collecting each roll of developed film, not knowing what will actually appear on the negatives is a thrill I’d long forgotten.
About the artist
Born and raised in London, UK. I’ve spent the majority of the last 4 years living, working and traveling in India.
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