PROPS TO ALL FILM PHOTOGRAPHERS AND A NOD TO ICONIC ILFORD
Portsmouth has an incredibly strong, diverse and inspiring community of photographers, with people working on anything from street photography to capturing the shoreline & beach to portraiture to abstract art and so much more. Strong Island itself has always wanted to share this local talent via our Created Local articles…it is close to our heart as Tris & myself are both photographers too.
A thankfully resurgent element of photography at the moment is the use of analogue cameras and film. Much like vinyl, this more hands on format not only fundamentally changes up how you shoot your photos but also creates a visual aesthetic and warmth that digital still can’t quite replicate. Local photographers are out shooting with 35mm, medium format and even large format, ensuring a vital creative aspect of photography lives on. As a way of saying props to all those analogue photographers out there Strong Island Clothing Co have produced not only the ‘Shoot First’ tee but also an extra special boxset.
Local photographers are out shooting with 35mm, medium format and even large format, ensuring a vital creative aspect of photography lives on…
…styled on the iconic ILFORD photographic paper boxes…
“Inspired by analogue photography culture Strong Island Clothing Co’s ‘Shoot First’ design pays homage to 35mm film and having to take your photos and develop them later. In an instant world, 35mm photography steps back and reminds us to take our time over the process. Signed off with an imaginary post code, props to the many analogue photographers who call Portsmouth home“.
As well as the tee and enamel badge there is also an exclusive gift box available, styled on the iconic ILFORD photographic paper boxes. The boxset comes with a hand screen printed tee, premium enamel badge, vinyl sticker and a roll of ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 B&W 35mm film, to help get you out there looking for that next shot.
Check some photos of the collection below and click HERE to view the Shoot First collection on the SICCo website. The collection is also available in-store at Strong Island Clothing Co, 87 Marmion Road, Southsea, PO5 2AX.