I grew up in the digital generation. Some time ago I did not even know to load film. By some twist of fate I got set on the path of photojournalism in the farflung reaches of Asia (India, Bangladesh, in villages and tribes etc), and am mostly digital.
These days, though... an old friend of mine, true Leica-phile (Justin Low, who's here too), more or less thrust a Leica to me and... boy. I want to tell my editors I will only shoot film and with a Leica from now.
I now lurk around here a lot and want to sell my digital gear all the time, so hello RFFers!
The following images at a major luxury watch exhibition in Singapore. Also shot black and white but have not had those scanned yet. M3 + 50mm Summilux, Reala 100.
Some thoughts. When I started shooting with one, a light bulb just lit in my head... for the longest time, I loathed and loved my digital SLRs: they were great in most aspects, but for one thing. As an outsider who sticks out sorely in the places I work/shoot in, the large SLR raises many alarm bells and is an obstacle to my work. It draws me negative attention, or unwanted attention: e.g. I'm trying to frame a killer shot, and my subjects notice me then start insisting on posing unnaturally for me. It's perfectly sized and unthreatening in how it looks ; the photojournalist's choice, for a reason. I cannot wait to use the M3 on the job.