I was first introduced to cine cameras in the 1970’s, Dad had a Halina Super 8 and was the families David Lean. He filmed us growing up, my sister showing off in front of the camera and my Mum shying away from it. He filmed our cricket matches in the garden and rounders on the beach, he filmed his own wedding.
8mm film was developed by the Eastman Kodak company and released in 1932, it was updated in 1965 with the simpler to use Super 8 mm. It was mostly killed off in the 1980’s with the invention of Video camcorders, but for a while it revolutionised home movies.
I still enjoy looking back on those films with a nostalgia I'll never feel for a Video or an MP4 and the cameras used have a styling and feel that I don't get from holding an iPhone or a camcorder.
8mm is an ongoing still life project exploring the 8 mm film cameras used by families and film makers all over the world.