I always enjoy when women do the unexpected, especially in art. Today’s feature is about female photographer Alana Paterson, and her brand of skate photography. I admire this girl’s passion for the sport, and her unique take on photographing skaters in a somewhat documentary style.

Another thing I love about her work is that she is one of those who still use film! That’s probably the reason her photos seem incredibly warm and organic. In an interview, she said using film forces her to choose specific moments as opposed to just shooting all the time and just editing after.

“That’s boring and people can feel it in the photos,” she explained. “The quality of film is amazing. The depth and grain are so beautiful it gives me shivers. Plus if you shoot film people can tell. They value your images more just as you do because they understand the process you went through was far more organic (and expensive) then if you shot digital.”

Take a look at some of my favs from her huge portfolio:

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And here are some more of her black & white stuff, which are just as great:

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Thanks for reading!