Drew Ruggles with the Mamiya 7 II


With a trip to Cuba quickly approaching and recently stumbling upon Film Objektiv, I knew I’d be leaving my DSLR behind and shooting this project solely on film. Photographing a city frozen in time like Havana on a sterile digital seemed so wrong.


Why film? I love film because I hate editing and sorting digital. Especially with medium format, I’m forced to edit in camera. Short of a few minor tweaks with the scans, I select my “look” when I select my film stock. Do yourself a favor; stop trying to emulate film and pick up a camera from Film Objektiv.

See more of Drew’s work on his Instagram page @drewruggles.

Adam Ottke