Phil only shoots on film. The limitation of 36 shots enables her to consider every frame, and waiting for the completion of the development process before seeing the image allows her to reflect on other details that are then revealed. To Phil, film photography has a feeling of permanence that cannot be gained from digital format. With film, an historical trace is made through the reaction of light on chemicals that cannot be altered.
Phil works solely from an interest in the subject. Despite understanding and enjoying the technicalities of shooting on film, Phil does not allow the technical to inform her pieces. Each photo comes from a need to capture the intimacy she shares with her subject, be it a person or place, in order to give that feeling the ability to live beyond the moment.