In love, we always seek for the infinite. We chase for the timelessness. For that, I ponder on what it means to be timeless. And how do I showcase that in my work. That made me start my new addition of Super 8 film videography. I want to create something raw, simple, beautiful and long-lasting. To me, that’s the essence of love.
Timeless is not about what type of gowns you wear, it’s not what hairdo you have, maybe not even which venue your wedding is at, but it’s the feeling when time stops. When the couple look at their wedding photo or video again, they are being transported back to that moment, to experience that very moment all over again.
Take a minute now to think of the most unforgettable events in your childhood, yes, really, close your eyes. Aren’t the images and colors blurry? But what touches you is the real emotions, the real interactions. That’s what super 8 film does. The imperfection, the graininess, the texture, the shaky frames, like a flashback of memory, is how we remember a special event, a special day of our lives. And it evokes a pure sense of being. It’s a true depiction of the moment without frills. That’s what I adore about Super 8 film.
Many digital functions try to imitate the effect of Super8 film but it hasn’t been quite successful, because the light and tone and cinematic quality captured through Super8 camera is just incomparable. Shooting in Super8 together with my couples, complemented by the sound of the rolling film reel, also adds that extra tint of spice to the whole experience of the day. As I always try to go beyond the mere results of the photographs or videos, despite that of course would be the most significant part of a photographer’s job, what I would like my couples to take away is also an unforgettable experience. And let that day of your pre-wedding photoshoot be one of the most special days of your relationship as well!
Technically Super 8 works best in daylight or somewhere with a lot of natural light, which is a plus for my style of photography. I can easily manage it on the day of a pre-wedding photoshoot. In Singapore, there is a limited number of photolabs that can develop the film, which makes it pretty rare for any photographer to pursue it. That also means your wedding video or wedding slideshow would be the most unique too!
Please contact me today if you'd like to have a Super 8 wedding shoot experience for your special day!