by Rocio Choi
There is a beauty in knowing that you only have 24 shots on your film roll. You begin to consider the moments that matter to you the most. Shooting in film means capturing a moment in time. Expending 1/24 of your film roll forces you to acknowledge in real time the value of that moment. Its value is empirical. It is beyond words. It is physical. Human memory does not go on forever — why should a camera’s? We curate memories to create a narrative for ourselves, and passively acknowledge the moments that are significant to our story by forgetting those that are not. Therefore, shooting in film is to be human.