About AFPS

Dear Emulsional Film Photographers,

Let me just say a few words…..

Australian Film Photographers Scene (or AFPS) is centered around the narrated story telling ability to accompany  the aesthetically pleasing imagery captured on the traditional photographic medium called “Film & other alternative analog processes”.  Passion is the key motivator for this medium.

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Long Summers ~ by John Yau

I will admit, when you just start off, the distraction of gear can be a real stumbling block to the much more important facet of visual story telling through word and imagery.  Whether it’s for discovery a piece of foreign land and what every day life entails.  Or simply to share what is important in your photographic pursuits and what you are passionate about.

This blog is about “YOU!” the Film & Analog community.   I believe every photographer has something to share both past and present.  This is where we ask for your help Film shooters.

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It’s about being involved ~ Farley [ Morgan ] Webb
Film shooters aren’t a dying breed but one that is attracting more and more of the older generation back along with the new generations of gizmo wizz-kids  to try the technology of yesteryear and focus on “the story telling.”

What used to be the norm is now a niche & what used to be readily available is becoming more and more specialised.

Just remember this medium of Film photography was once known as photography in our great grandparents or even our GREAT GREAT grandparents era!

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Agri Bamadhaj ~ out in the field

This was the norm back in the day, and for some of us here it is still the norm.  It isn’t the lack of trying to be more advanced with the digital photography world, this is really an emotional decision because only the Film Photographers would understand.

We want to build this community blog & personally I would like to encourage everyone else to build a legacy that is worth looking back on for years to come and reflect on these great stories.    Social media platforms will come and fade out, reality is the life span of an image posted on any social media platform really has a 30 seconds of breath before it becomes yesterdays news.

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The Instant Camera Guy ~ Jake [ Threepwood ] Bright

The Ask

Here is the ask for the Film & Analog community, we want to share your project, one that provides a story that will engage an audience, and of course the images captured through the medium of film or other Analog processes.

This doesn’t just limit Australian Film Photographers but is open to all International photographers because inspiration has no boundaries.

To help those who are gathering your thoughts on “The types of contributions” we are seeking are:

  • Travel Documentary
  • Landscape & Seascapes
  • Projects that help exploration of a subject
  • Photojournalist editorials (Topical news both international & abroad)
  • The Human stories that needs to be told and shared
  • Film photographer interviews

Black & White, Colour…. we will leave that up to you.

For all submissions please send me an email to info@artifexfoto.com and I will endeavour to respond as soon as I possibly can.

This is a self funded project with no crowd sourcing so the ask is pretty simple, just get involved to the best of your ability & inspire another human being who loves a good story & has a passion for film photography & the other analog options available to us.

All the best Film Shooters & we look forward to seeing your article in this blog very soon.

Warm Regards

John Yau

Australian Film Photographers Scene [ AFPS ]