To ordinary people, film photography has been extinct for years. But for the analog faithful, the art of exposure is undergoing an unexpected renaissance, gaining new followers after a lull in the mid-2000s.
It’s not unlike what’s happened recently with vinyl records—whether it’s down to nostalgia, tactility, or simple aesthetics, film has an indisputable allure for a certain set of photography fanatics.
Modern technology may have almost killed film, but now it’s helping bring it back in a big way. Not only are film fans congregating and communicating online, but they’re also sustaining the hobby that brought them all together—and they’re doing it via Kickstarter.