Still film photography started with tintypes two hundred years ago. And although film today is still relevant, even under the strain of a diminishing list of types, contemporary photographic artists who still use film, are obsessed.
Digital however, is the new tool of choice for most photographers.
If you have a portfolio of fine art quality film, the good news is that it’s becoming increasingly valuable as the world moves to digital.
Fine Art Film Photography speaks through artists like:
Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, and more.
Fine Art Photos sell for millions of dollars;
Andreas Gursky, Rhein II $4,338,500
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96 $3,890,500
Jeff Wall, Dead Troops Talk $3,666,500
Edward Steichen, The Pond Moonlight $2,928,00
The philosophy behind Fine Art Photography is to produce a personal, evocative, and unique consciousness of the object in front of the lens. Fine art photos contain the same emotional energy as a great writing, painting, or dance.