I grew up in New York State, not far from Kodak HQ in Rochester, NY. My grandfather bought his first camera from George Eastman himself. I'm not from a long line of photographers by any means, but even given my geographic upbringing, I've always been an ilford guy. I don't know what initially turned me on to them, but the British film and paper brand has never done me wrong.
So, when I reached out to them a bit back, and nervously offered to write a little something for their site, and they said "yes", the pressure was on. I'll be straight up honest that this piece took way too long for me to finalize. Concepted forever ago. Written half of forever ago, and the selected photographs made 8 months ago. Submitted to them two days ago.
Why? For the same reason I'm critical about my own photography enough to write a piece pertaining to quality over quantity in photography which I feel is nearly impossible to achieve unless you're working with film, the same standard should be held in talking about it. In my mind, anyway.
So...that said, here's a link to the feature on Ilford's site. I hope you enjoy!