Features

The True Lives of Millennials, Captured on Film

By Brada - 3 min read

They might be the first generation to grow up in a digitized world, but millennials are increasingly finding their creative expression in film formats.

LOW SECTION OF WOMAN STANDING ON SIDEWALK
Low section of woman standing outdoors

Far from their passive reputation, millennials are turning out to be a real creative force in photography. Not only have they refined the art of digital photography, they’ve also defined the genre of mobile photography – all while embracing the nostalgic quality of film.

CLOSE-UP OF WOMAN
Premium
Cropped hands of person holding guitar
Premium

“Taking analog pictures stands in contrast to the fast pace characterizing the digital world.”

MAN WITH HAND AGAINST SKY IN BACKGROUND

“Film is a medium less for recording situations and more for artistically seeing the world”, an EyeEm community member recently explained to us. Taking analog pictures stands in harsh contrast to the fast pace characterizing the digital world – and produces pictures that appear more lifelike than their slick digital equivalents.

We’ve seen a steady stream of film photos being uploaded to our platform – a reflection of this new wave in photography as well as a growing appetite for the look among image buyers.

“There’s more to millennials than meets the eye.”

But first and foremost, these photos show that there’s more to millennials than what meets the eye. Just like the generations before them, they are looking for ways to express themselves – and by choosing film to do it, they’re balancing out the pace of technological progress that dominates our age.

View of coastline from observation point
Portrait of young woman with tattoo
Premium
Young woman wearing laundry basket in laundromat
Premium
Close-up of ice cream
FERRIS WHEEL AGAINST SKY
Side view of thoughtful woman leaning on pole against clear sky during sunset
Premium
High angle view of cat sleeping next to photo of itsefl
Premium
Cropped image of woman eye
Premium
Low section of woman lying on bed at home
Woman lying on the ground
Collage of guitar with photographer and sea
Double exposure of friends and rocky shore
Premium
Woman jumping on beach
Premium
CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN WITH HAIR
Premium
PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN WITH HANDS
MAN WITH UMBRELLA AT NIGHT
CLOSE-UP OF WET TREES
MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES WITH UMBRELLA ON WINDOW
Premium
Firework display at night
MEN IN A MAN

Header image by @Nikos.