who is she?

Courtney Hancock is a film photographer based in Malibu, California.

Growing up, she was taught to love and appreciate nature, and has since dedicated her art to capturing the earth's beauty.

With three years of experience behind the camera, Courtney's work showcases her deep reverence for God's creation.

Her collections to date feature breathtaking glimpses of the rugged wilderness of Montana, the vibrant tropical landscapes of Hawaii, and the sun-soaked coastlines of her home state, California.

Through her lens, Courtney seeks to not only capture the raw beauty of the natural world, but to inspire others to cherish and protect it as well.

her medium

Courtney solely uses film photography because it is a medium that captures the authentic beauty of the natural world in a unique way. Unlike digital photography, which captures light in the form of pixels, film photography uses an analog process to capture light on a physical medium. This means that every photograph taken on film is a one-of-a-kind representation of the light and colors present in the moment it was taken.

The process of capturing an image on film begins with the interaction of light and a photosensitive emulsion that coats the surface of the film. As light enters the camera and passes through the lens, it interacts with the emulsion and creates a latent image on the film. This image is then developed using a chemical process that brings out the details and colors captured on the film.

The resulting image has a unique texture and quality that is difficult to replicate in digital photography. Film photographs often have a subtle grain that adds a depth and dimensionality to the image, and the colors are often more nuanced and organic than those captured digitally.

In the context of capturing the beauty of the natural world, film photography has a special ability to convey the authenticity and essence of the subject. By capturing light through an analog process, Courtney is able to create images that are a true reflection of the moment they were taken, preserving the subtle nuances of light and color that make the natural world so breathtaking.