By the time I got serious with photography, digital had replaced film as the more popular and practical choice. The only film I ever shot was in cheap little 35mm camera’s (just one step above disposable).
I kind of wish I had gotten into things when film was the norm. There’s still something romantic about the thought of shooting film. I remember my dad’s darkroom in the house when I was a little kid. Nice memories.
While it’s not really the same thing, the modern darkroom offers software options to add film grain to a normally clean, digital image. I always thought, “Wow, why would you want to do that!?”
But today I saw New York fashion photographer, Lara Jade talking about how she never minded shooting at high ISO because she loves grain. While digital noise is a little different than film grain, it got me curious. Even a little inspired.
I took the images you see below into my digital darkroom and worked and adding some grain via NIK software. I like it and look forward to working more with this grain thing.