Why Film Photography Just Won’t Go Away

One of my favorite encounters, when out in the world taking pictures, is to hand a 1980s film camera to a stranger and ask them to photograph me. At first, they’re quite obliging. But then confusion sets in when they can’t find an LCD screen or button to tap.

“The shutter release is on the top,” I remark, “and you can look through the viewfinder just to the left of it.”