Since the start of the journey Paul has been using film for his landscape photography. There is a richness and craftsmanship that comes with using film that keeps him loading the medium into his panoramic camera. For Paul, there is nothing like the feeling of putting a fresh set of films over the light box, the anticipation to finally see those tangible records of light is always high.
Film offers beautiful reproduction qualitites and comes with a necessary need to slow down and wait for the scene to be as perfect as it can be, film takes a lot of time. Paul takes on a few philosophies in his photography, they are a 'ONE SHOT MENTALITY' - where each single photograph is created in camera to record the scene, and the other is to post process photographs as little as is needed to match, on screen, what is seen in the colour film transperancy on the light box.
The other, and perhaps most important philosophy of Paul Kowalski's work, is to produce large scale framed prints that make the viewer feel as though they are within the scene. The medium format film used allows that to occur as prints can be created very large with beautiful results.
Film predominantly used - Fuji Velvia 120 roll - ISO 50 & 100
Our film is purchased at Teds Camera's in Canberra and B&H Photographics in New York. All film is processed at Vision Image Lab in Sydney.