Could film become to photography what vinyl is to music—a relic of the past that people are willing to pay good money to own?
Vinyl records were the way to listen to music for 30 years until replaced by the cassette tape, compact disc and, of course, digital files (MP3s). Despite the advent of the digital age, though, music purists pay a premium to purchase music on vinyl.
Now, it seems a similar movement is underway in the creation of pictures, both in terms of still photography and films. Technological advancements are making both an increasingly scarce commodity, but photographers are trying to preserve the old ways for future generations.
Cole Rise, an amateur photographer and social media maven known for creating the "Rise" filter on Instagram, recently told CNBC film could return as a novelty.
"Vinyl came back in a really big way. I'm hoping film does that," Cole told "Squawk Alley." "It stopped at about 5 percent of what the market used to be. But it's stable, and I think it's coming back."