I am an engineering student living in Paris who discovered photography five years ago.
I bought my first SLR film camera two years ago, just to take photos of trips with friends and family. My interest has only grown from there: developing at home, medium format, and now range finders.
What really made me appreciate film was the absence of a screen, it lets me be in constant contact with the subject, and allows for little distractions. Film has also made me re-consider the value of photography.