Silver Halides

Digital photography is quick and comfortable, nearly without restrictions, easy to edit, and occasionally a bit misleading to the untrained eye. This type of photography provides instant satisfaction to the photographer, who can check the result of a shot in the moment, and continue working on it. Digital photography is the most practiced form of photography today; in fact, many new photographers have never had a traditional analog camera in their hands. Therefore, they are ignorant of and feel uncomfortable with all of the limitations imposed by the very nature of chemical photography.
Chemical photography, the more expensive method, requires a calmer intellectual process of its new practitioners. It’s not as immediate, consists of 36, 24, or 12 shots a roll, and invites us to try to spend only one or two shots on each subject. This type of photography requires extra planning and reflection, and allows the images to “rest,” before we see the results; this trains us to select our best shots, as it separates us from the circumstances in which they were taken, thus improving our critical capacity.
At Crisol Street Photography, we like photography for photography’s sake. We don’t care about the format, or the camera used to take the photograph. But we never forget the roots of photography, and we are reclaiming the practice of analog photography as a method of learning and of artistic expression.
The Silver Halides project has no end date. It is an ongoing project. Every two months, we organize a photowalk exclusively dedicated to this type of photography. We also launch specific projects, for example, the Lubitel project, which seeks to demonstrate the possibilities of medium format photography. We also have an analog camera rental program so that those members who don’t have access to this type of camera can introduce themselves to the world of film.