Millenial demand? Oh yes, why not millenials. For those idiots with 90s nostalgia the use of actual celluloid film cameras, and B/W to top it all of, sounds probably rather romantic and artso fartso and oooh look at me with my flea market camera and my nice little bag full with film cans.
Let me tell you from the perspective of a 50+ girly who, back in the 80s, earned some money to support her student life, as a photog for a local newspaper. Had we known then how wonderful easy and safe digital photography is and how fast even colour photos are to print in a newspaper, you think we’ve went thru all the hassle with two photo lab ladies and the always present danger to lose all 36 photos on a roll due to problems, 3 – 4 photo ops, a whole day of work?
Really, I wouldn’t wanna go back in time. Ok, the cameras were something different back then, Nikon F3 and Canon F1 were bonafide heavy metal bricks you could also use as a hammer to put nails in the wall, and the optical quality of the lenses was something else. Press photog really was a job you needed some knowledge for. And physical strength, a 20 Kg photo bag wears your shoulder down quite asymmetrically. Nowadays everyone can make perfectly exposed photos … with their smartypants telephones.