Today, I would like to point your attention towards the Film Shooters Collective again (I know mentioned them already, but they are really awesome), and the book project they have on at the moment.
Cameron Kline, the person behind all this, said: “In an email I received someone asked me why I even bother to shoot film? My response waxed on about tones and the process and about how it makes you feel, and how we are more craftsmen than operators of an input output device. His response, “sadly those times have passed”.” No. No. No. Nothing have passed.
Their analogue efforts culminate in a yearly book which is an interactive learning experience for all of our members and serves as a testament that film is in fact alive and well. This year it’s a book entitled, “Fading from Memory,” which is dedicated to instant photography.
“Instant film is debatably one of the most important mediums in photography. I’d almost go as far as to say that it’s a medium or future artifact of cultural significance. It truly is magic. Almost everyone at some point in their life has had a polaroid moment where you watch that empty frame materialises before their eyes, and for those that haven’t there’s still a chance. Our goal with this project is to raise awareness that instant photography is alive and in some circles thriving.” – explains Cameron.
Currently they are holding an open call competition for a group book project. They are looking for 20-30 photographers to contribute their images to the production of this book. You can submit up to 5 images and an artist statement, and be part of a collective of photographers from all over the globe. Final selection of photographers will be put together by a panel of The FSC members.
The limited edition 5×5″ book will be produced in Autumn 2014 and will be available in early 2015.
More info here: http://filmshooterscollective.com/calls-for-entry
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
Keep creating then,