Foundry Worker

foundry worker

Foundry Worker #1 by Ian MacEachern.

Another lovely portrait from Ian. Great lighting, contrast and composition. Taken with a Nikon film SLR, Kodak TRI-X Pan and a 50mm f1.4 lens.

Film is slowly starting to die out. Polaroid recently announced that it will no longer be producing film for its cameras. The company ceased production of its famous instant cameras about a year ago because the game had moved on so significantly. Having pictures in an instant is no longer the USP it once was – in the digital age, immediacy is the accepted norm.

How long will it be before the 35mm format follows suit and becomes confined to the history books? Five years perhaps? Or ten? Images like this make you wonder why we don’t keep our options open for a while longer.

Larger here.

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