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Five Reasons I Like to Photograph French Doors on Film

There are unconscious patterns that emerge when one looks at their own photographs.  It appears that while traveling in France, I like to photograph doors on film.  Here are five images that illustrate why.

#1 - Because they stand still and make it easy for beginners.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France

  • Time: July 2001

  • Camera: Canon Rebel 2000

  • Film: Kodachrome 64

#2 - Because textures look amazing on black and white film.

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  • Location: Saint-Sulpice des Pommiers, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#3 - And because the shadows really stand out.

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  • Location: Pau, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#4 - Because the color contrast can be striking.

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  • Location: Madiran, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400

#5 - Because the old buildings have great character.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400


Check out more of my film photography!

A Land for Dolcetto. Pecchenino Farm, Piedmonte, Italy. 2015

The area of Dogliani is especially suited to the cultivation of the Dolcetto grape, whose presence here is documented in a manuscript from 1432, discovered in the municipal archives.
— www.pecchenino.com
  • Location: Piedmont, Italy

  • Time: September 2015

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak 100VS [expired 2013]

  • Process and Scan: www.thedarkroom.com