Film Travels III

For the last three years I have been on the road from June to August. I’ve met some amazing people and shot some fantastic weddings. On my free time I still love to take photos, but for my personal work I choose to capture everything on film instead of digital. There’s something about film that still holds my heart in a tight grip. The images have another soul  and breathes of imperfection and life. And every time I shoot film, I secretly wish that I could shoot more of it for the work I do. Here are just a few frames from Lipari in Italy and my home away from home – Bali. Shot with a Canon EOS 3 on Fuji 400H with a number of prime lenses.

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  1. I remember the EOS 3 very well… for all the practicalities of digital cameras, I still miss the depth and, as you eloquently put it, the ‘imperfections’ of film…. a great set of images as well Jonas :)

  2. I’ve been using film too for all of my personal work since this past May. I love the look it gives me and I think the quality and the feeling from it are so important for documenting your own family. There’s no reason why you can’t be a 100% film shooter or at least 90%? Go for it! I’m making the switch and feel totally liberated and feel like I’m coming home :)

  3. I remember I had a Canon EOS 3 back in the day for like a month, it was expensive and I felt so guilty for paying so much for a camera back then I could not bear it and sold the camera again within a month.. this was ages before digital came along and re wrote the book on what cameras should cost! now I sit with a Contax 645, Nikon F100 and a gorgeous Canon EOS 50 and no film!!

  4. Hey Jonas, Love this set of pics – there’s a lot of fun going on there. The stuff of instant nostalgia.
    The EOS 3 was my last film camera before moving over to digital (10 years ago?) and I remember wondering why my new amazing 6mp digital SLR wasn’t able to produce the same quality! The semi-pro EOS couldn’t be anywhere as good as the new digital Nikon, right?!!
    I’m still looking for a mint EOS 3 today…

  5. Love them all. Particularly the one of your 2 boys with cameras around their necks. Too cute!
    Bali holds a special place in my heart also, and I love your images from there.

  6. I do not know if you read all the comments, But i will say.
    This is so good, simplicity and purity.

    You are a great inspiration for me.

    Jag vet inte om du läser alla kommentarer, men vill säga att detta är så bra, enkelhet ock renhet.

    Du är en stor inspiration för mig.

  7. Lately I’ve been getting the itch to start shooting film.. your work is one great example of why it’s still worthwhile to use film!

  8. I’m dropping off a bunch of 400H at my lab from our family trip to Cebu. Been loving it for travel shooting. Great work.

  9. Beautiful images, Jonas! There’s something about film that digital can’t have. I promised myself that I would get a film camera this year and I’ll try to capture my daughter life, like my father did when I was very young. Thank you for the inspiration, my friend!

  10. Thats the business, man. The more I see shooters I follow shooting film the more I notice the massive difference between that and digital. And the more a badass case of GAS rears it’s head.

  11. I love your film work Jonas…and I totally agree about the ‘soul’ sentiments…there’s just a hint of magic…

  12. Beautiful photos, I love them. Can you tell me what cameras your kids have? They look great. I want to get one for my little boy. Thanks:)

  13. Jonas, Jonas, Jonas, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful :-) Thanks for sharing your journey and love of film. Thanks for the soul massage :-)

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