The cover of the May issue of RECORD featured an unusual architectural photograph for today's world—one shot on 35mm Tri-X film. Its grainy, pre-digital quality evokes a time before Photoshop. In an interview with RECORD Art Director, Helene Silverman, the photographer who shot the image, James Ewing, discusses his love of shooting with film, and the issues surrounding much of today's digital architectural photography.
Architectural Record: What made you decide to work with film, rather than digitally, as you usually do?
James Ewing: There are essentially two answers. First, film is beautiful. And second it’s a nice break from the camera and laptop screens. It gives me more time to look at the thing I’m shooting.