02/01/2013 08:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kiyoshi Nakamura Camera Heads Series Will Melt The Hearts Of Film Lovers Everywhere (PHOTOS)

Kiyoshi Nakamura's devotion to analog film is pure and simple. In an e-mail to the Huffington Post, the Japanese photographer explained that although he didn't dislike digital cameras, the newfangled medium just isn't the same. "Film's smell is very nice," he writes in one of the most wonderful sentences we could ever imagine existing.

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As an homage to classic photography, Nakamura shot a unique series of camera-headed friends with a 6x7 large format camera. The resulting images allow viewers to look at a camera instead of through a camera, providing an amusing look at the strange magic only film can provide. On a more theraputic note, Nakamura added via e-mail that analog photography provides "time to calm the mind when changing the film."

Fall in love with photography all over again in the slideshow below and let us know your defense of digital or analog in the comments.

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