Photo Feature: JOEL LAURINO

What inspires me most are the people around me that enrich my life. In today’s culture we take a thousand pictures on our phones, but when you take out an analog camera, sometimes only with ten shots available, the subject feels that this image is special. A film negative, with the light burned image, that you can see and touch, is something much more real than a digital file in my opinion. Instead of taking your phone out to capture every moment, sometimes it’s just as important to know when not to take a photo. With film, you slow down and try to create the story with the limited amount of shots you have. Many instances you have the camera out, see the scene you want to capture, take all your light readings, only to realize it doesn’t feel right, and you put the camera away. — Joel  Laurino

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