Hi, I’m Christopher King:

I’ve been shooting film since 2006 and I’d like to share the experience with you.

Taken with a Yashica Samurai X3.0 on Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 35mm film.
Photo: Raphaële Médeiros, 2022

Then

In 2006 I took a Minolta SRT-101 my dad had and started to shoot photos. Back then you could get a roll of colour film for $3 and have it developed for $5. In 2007 I started shooting with a digital camera. Eventually I became a freelance photographer, covering anything and everything from weddings to breaking news. I studied photojournalism at Loyalist College in 2012 and when I graduated in 2014, I became a journalist working freelance and full-time. I took a break from journalism in 2017 and returned in 2018 before finally deciding I needed a career change…

Now

While I adventured around the world, I never stopped shooting with film. It became a refuge from digital camera because digital cameras became work. I found that when I traveled, the inability to instantly check the photo and the lack of need for electricity to charge my devices became liberating. I still took my digital camera on some trips, but it ended up staying behind because it was too conspicuous. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided it was time to unpack my darkroom and get back into film with both feet. While the price of film has skyrocketed in the past 15+ years, the experience is just as enjoyable.