The 35mm point-and-shoot film camera is the most underrated camera of all time and continues to be so as digital technology takes over. I love my 35mm film cameras. They're all second-hand. Bruised, and battered. They’re imperfect. In fact, they don’t allow me to be perfect. They force me to be rough around the edges. Sometimes the exposure is off. Sometimes the focus is off. Other times, dust may sneak into the film chamber and create strange artifacts on the image. Whatever it may be, they help me appreciate the beauty of artifice and random chance. They remind me to embrace my imperfections and surprisingly, I take my best, most intimate photos with my 35mm film cameras.
by Jason Lam