Teachers on film..
Often at a wedding, speed is of the essence. Digital cameras like my Canon 1D’s, are perfect for capturing the fast paced moments that occurs on such an important and special day.
However I find the process of using film and older manual cameras energising.
Armed with a Mamiya c330 and a number of rolls of fujifilm Acros, I approach a few collegues that I work with in my part time job as an Art teacher to take their portraits. Often the photos taken of teachers are the school photography companies that need to utilise their limited time in capturing hundreds of students and teachers. On the most part they capture a fascade of a person without illuminating the personality within. My aim was to use a slower method of photography, spending time with the teachers to extract a little of who they were and represent their true character.
Teacher’s spend a great deal of time in preparation of their subject to impart important information that will inevitably prepare them for a successful future. More importantly however, they work on building influential relationships encouraging them to be effective members of society.
The teachers represented here are only a small number of a larger community of dedicated and passionate people who are hard at work in building into the lives of young people beyond the parameters of the their subject taught.
Camera nerd details.. Mamiya C330 w/80mm f2.8, Acros 100