Jerome Carter on the price of film

Jerome Carter:

Film is expensive, and I readily admit that it is a self-indulgent exploration for no purpose other than the sheer existential joy it brings.

That sounds about right.


    I have a colleague who has very old issues of UK photographic magazines. Every time we whinge about the price of film, he tells us what it cost in, oh, 1970 or whatever, and how many hours of the average wage were needed to buy it. Then compare with today, and lo! Relatively speaking, it’s cheap as chips…

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