Film photography is not dead

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In a fast-paced, digitally focused world, is there room for a slow art form such as film photography? Photo from FOTOFABRIK/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Film photography can be seen as an antithesis to the fast-paced, digitally focused world many view as the image of progress and success — along with the resurgence of vinyl LPs and audio cassettes.

In the Philippines, film and digital processing lab Sunny 16 Lab initially offered services for a small group of film photography enthusiasts.

“Realizing that film photography was bigger than just our small group, we accepted processing requests from other like-minded photographers and it grew from there,” says Jojo Colina, the founder of the lab.

Another film photography studio called Fotofabrik has catered to a growing interest in the practice. Jay Javier, founder of Fotofabrik, says that there is indeed a market for people who want to explore the art of slowness that film photography provides.

“Some people like to take things slowly, some people believe that something that's material, something that's tangible will last better than something that's virtual.”