Why film photography?

Since I first stepped into my high school darkroom in 2009 I’ve loved film photography. I now have over 20 cameras, ranging from 35mm to 120, plastic and light to metal and heavy. I develop black and white film at home and find it to be incredibly rewarding. The physicality of film is what has kept me shooting it for so long, you can’t hold a digital file in your hands! I’ve always tried to shoot what I feel and not get caught up in the technical chatter. Recently I’ve been returning to my darkroom roots by exploring alternative processes like cyanotypes, for both printing from negatives and creating photograms.


I’m Jennifer Schussler, living in London, UK, but originally from Perth, Western Australia. I have a BA in Art History and recently graduated with a Masters in the History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London. I work at the Royal Academy of Arts and love being surrounded by creative people who love art.

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