The person you quoted gave a positive and personal citation of why he uses what he does, it's an expression of a part of who this person is as is any process that any of us chooses to engage in for what ever reason.
Originally Posted by batwister
Personally, I use film because of the results I get and I get the results I do because of the journey I make with this craft in it's entirety. There are days I enjoy using digital quite a bit and then there are other days...not so much. But there is never a day I do not fully enjoy the challenge of shooting a great image in black and white with the final print in mind, it is a process that makes me think, feel and see so utterly differently that this inner self enlightenment spills off into other areas of my life. It's not uncommon for my wife to say, "I can tell you shot some film today" because of how I look, what I say and how I make her feel.
If you love what you do, then you are rich beyond any Wall Street ticker chart, anyone's assessment of your net worth. If you love what journey you are traveling on in which to arrive at what you did, then it will show as better than your alternatives and no one can say you could do better.
It's personal, it has nothing to do with what your opinions are as to if digital offers enough punch for anyone's ability as a photographer. I think it is safe to say that in 2013 with the information revolution being still very much in a formative state, the reason anyone chooses film over digital, large format over medium is most likely personal rather than technical....
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