So lately, I have been shooting with film--
I guess it may be the convenience of holding a much lighter camera that makes me more inclined to use it, but honestly I've fallen in love with film. An inspiring photographer told me that with film there's plenty of room for imperfections. I completely agree because with film, I am never worried about capturing the "perfect" moment. It doesn't matter how many exposures I have of the same moment, as long as I have one.
For example, when you're out with friends, or even your boyfriend or girlfriend. You want to be quick, snap the picture, capture, and continue on. With rangefinders you can be quick and still spend time with anyone you're with. No need to look back, like digital cameras where we naturally feel so obligated to look back. Maybe that's just my opinion but I really enjoy that I can be with people and do what I love doing, taking pictures. What I also love about using rangefinders specifically is that they're silent. I'll be sitting on the train and it may seem creepy but I'll snap a shot of maybe the person across from me, who is deeply engaged in a novel, or a conversation. I suppose it's moments like that that seem real, that I want to capture.
I'm currently using the Minolta 7s
My self-portrait was shot using my Canon 5d mark 2