Film Photographer Spotlight: Erin Young
Name: Erin Young
Age: 36 years old
Location: Santa Barbara, California, originally from Canada.
Camera: Photographing with film since 2010 using a Leica M6 and more recently, a Hasselblad 503cx
Favourite film: Kodak Portra, Fuji Astia, Fuji Provia, Kodak Ektar
Erin Young on why she shoots film:
"These photos were taken on two separate trips to the Rocky Mountains, the first to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in August 2013, and the second to the Banff and Lake Louise area in Alberta in October 2013. Hasselblads are so beautifully suited for landscape photography, and I am constantly inspired by all the talented medium format landscape photographers on Flickr and other places on the internet.
I continue to shoot film for one simple reason; I love the way film looks. The colours, the detail, the dynamic range. The way that shooting film forces me to be more careful about each shot has also had a serious impact on my photography, and I really appreciate the tangible nature of the film process and the physical experience of shooting high build quality metal, manual vintage film cameras. But in the end, for me, it comes down to aesthetics.”