Click… whirr… snap! The sound of the camera lens captures a moment in a time. Gino Donato has been working professionally as a photographer for over 28 years. He began taking pictures as a teenager, before the digital age, and learned how to develop and print film using his father’s darkroom. It was at home then and he “just kind of stuck with it, photographing concerts and sporting events in high school.”
Donato has gone from processing in a dark room to transferring photos from his camera, to phone and then sharing online. While the ISO (the camera’s sensitivity to light) and quality of the image in the digital age is impression, the look of film grain just “can’t be beat” according to him.
“I miss spending time in the darkroom,” he says. “I have a full complement darkroom of equipment at home still.”