MENTAWAIS ON FILM WITH JOHN BARTON

MENTAWAIS ON FILM WITH JOHN BARTON

The beauty of a 35mm film photograph will never die.  In an age where 10 frames per second on a DSLR will guarantee you to nail at least something half decent onto the memory card, stripping it all back to a completely manual process forces you to take your time, properly assess light and moments in order to capture the desired frame.  With only 36 shots (generally), giving every click of the shutter the attention it deserves will produce results.

 

Our friend and photographer, John Barton works most of the year guiding and photographing for Pitstop Hill in the Mentawai Islands.  He's more than accustomed to firing off hundreds of digital shots everyday making sure each resort guest gets their token 'this is me surfing in the Mentawai Islands' shots!  To keep the romance alive with photography, John purchased himself a Canon AE-1 and started feeding rolls of 35mm through to encourage the creative process.  As the results show, there's something special in the moments he managed to capture in his tropical home away from home.