David Bellard is a DC-based photographer and artist whose passion is preserving and advancing the art of film photography. We've previously hosted his work in our FEATURED gallery, and love keeping up with what he's putting out by way of his website, davidbellard.com, and Instagram, @davidbellard – which is where we first saw imagery from "Deep in the Wilds of Finland," a series based on photographs of the forests in central Finland, specifically the old growth forests in Kainuu region. We're glad to share a selection from the set; you can head to his blog to view it in its entirety.
"I'm an analog photographer, mainly I shoot medium format color transparency film on rangefinder cameras. This medium and process lends itself well to natural subjects, and in this series the aged aesthetics of film photography truly captures the ancient feel of the woods, where our measurements of time mean nothing." David exhibits his photo and print work regularly in Washington, Maryland, Virginia and around the world (and has a show coming up, this Thursday, September 17, in DC as part of the WPA's Lobby Project). David is the Creative Director for Global Programs at Rare, an environmental/social marketing NGO, and tweets at @davebellard.