New Artist of the Week Series #3, rouge rouge, Back to Film
This is the continuing series of profiles on new artists publishing their work online that I started two weeks ago. The idea is that each week I’ll highlight a different artist that I’d recommend.
One of the things that so many of us have forgotten in the new world of digital is how powerful real film photography can be. There is something about what happens when colors and chemicals collide that is wonderful and beautiful. With film you have to be precise. Film is money. With every click you pay a price. It’s a sacrifice. For some more than others. It takes discipline. A single photograph emerges from the Polaroid when you click.
I don’t ever see myself going back to film, I have fond memories of doing darkroom work back int he day and I can appreciate but I lack the discipline needed with film. It’s probably a weakness in my own work.
This week I’d like to recommend the work of rouge rouge. I don’t know a lot about this artist except that he does amazing work with film photography and I believe he may be French. rouge rouge seems to be working with Holgas, Dianas, and Polaroids mostly. You can check out his website here.
Previous artists showcased in my New Artist of the Week Series: