By Chelsea Keim // Place Coorparoo
With the introduction of smartphones, the days of film photography have slowly fallen by the wayside.
But they aren’t gone forever, thanks to local photographer Lachlan Dale.
With a passion for film photography and a love of his local area, Lachlan has married the two and spends his time capturing beautiful, original style images of Coorparoo and surrounds.
We spoke to him about his love for film photography, and what it is that is so special about this pocket of Brisbane.
How did you discover your passion for Photography?
I first discovered my passion for photography as a teenager.
Growing up, I was always into sports - sports and nothing but sports. This was troublesome when it came to schooling.
I had no passion or desire to learn, which led me to fall behind in the major curriculums.
At this point in time, my Grandfather passed on to me his personal Canon Film SLR camera, and all I can say is I loved it!
Why are you so passionate about Film Photography?
With the rise in popularity, some people could say shooting film is purely a "hipster" choice, but I feel it is more of a nostalgic decision.
I first held, learnt and captured photos on a film camera, so for me, it is much more personal than an aesthetic.
It requires a much greater knowledge and understanding of photography compared to digital images, I think.
I have greater control of the final output, as I physically load, process, scan and print my own film in my laundry sink.
What do you love most about capturing the Coorparoo area?
It is hard to pinpoint exactly why but my partner always tells me that I am a 'old soul'.
This must be part of the reason I am drawn to Coorparoo so much. I enjoy the way the old blends in with the new. History mixed with the future.
What do you want your viewers to take away from your photographs?
I am a very simple person. I would rather the viewer create their own meaning when looking at my photographs.
What inspires you when you’re taking photographs?
Basically, light! Light is what inspires my photography.
The ability to document soft dappled light, shining through my bedroom window to the harsh Queensland sun, beaming down on a white picket fence.
This is what makes my shutter click.