Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lebogang Tlhako - Me and my film cameras

Lebogang Tlhako is a 27-year-old South Africa-based photographer who loves taking portrait and self-portrait with her Canon A-1, “It's my companion and I go everywhere with it.”

Lebogang joined with us in few film photography projects last year and now coming back to share some interesting analogue photos that she shot with her film camera.

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Interview with Teresa Queirós

Teresa Queirós is a 28 year-old Portugal-based photographer who is living in Lisbon. She joined with us in a film photography project in October, 2014 and today we invited her coming back in an interview to share more of her work.

- Hi Teresa, can you introduce some more about you?
 I'm a 28-year-old Portuguese photographer. I'm deeply interested in us, humans: our nature, our stories, what makes us predictable and unpredictable, our truth, our lies, what is swept under the rug, our choices, how we cope, how we don't.

- You use both digital and film cameras. How do you use them both? And do you have a preference between the two?
 I will always prefer analogue to digital. I only use digital when I have to do a photoshoot that involves a considerate amount of pictures and/or is more about candid shots. Other than that, analogue is my choice. It's magic.

- Your personal work focuses mainly on beautiful girls, why this choice?
 I think my work doesn't focus so much on beautiful girls as it focuses on femininity. With that said, we don't really choose what inspires us, I guess, you do what you feel like it's right, or beautiful, or pertinent. For my emotional portraits, that always carry a feminine ambience, women are the perfect vessels.

- Who and what are some of your influences?
 The World is my influence! Anything can influence and inspire me, I think. From the smallest detail to a beautiful forest, or a movie, or an event, or a song. Nevertheless, we are living in the Internet era! And when you're a part of websites like Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc, you really are opening yourself to a never-ending universe of imagery. So, you're not only influenced by your experiences and personal vision, but also everyone else's. In this sense, your work is never just "you". And I, personally, like this grey area very much. Reminds me of how we're all connected, unconsciously creating together.

- Do you have any ongoing/future photography projects?
I have many for the future. I hope I can make them happen. "If you can dream it, you can do it," right?

- A lot of people are into photography today, what would you say to them to inspire them more?
I'm glad that so many people are enjoying life in a more visual way, being struck by it's beauty and wanting to capture it. I wish that it's genuine and makes them feel good, and I hope they have fun. At the end of the day, it's all about doing whatever feels good (and right) to you. Follow your instincts!

Teresa, thank you for the interview!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bird of Paradise Flower

Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae. The genus is named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.

A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise.

Bird of Paradise by RiskyKiwi

Lightheartedness by sealdi

my bird of paradise by Riex

PARADISE by MacroMarcie

RVP50 R02-04 by alkanphel

Bird of Paradise by Colin Murdoch Studio

Bird of Paradise by James Harr's Photos

Bird of Paradise by photosbychinwe

Bird of Paradise by fridut

flower power by *SΛM

Bird of Paradise by Majtek862

Bird of Paradise by ChrisAC

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Brandon Wilson - 5 things I love about Film

America based-photographer Brandon Wilson who joined with us in few film photography projects before now coming back to share the reasons that make him still love shooting film in another project called 5 things I love about Film.

1. The process. It's not about guessing and checking. It forces you to be knowing of your craft. To be disciplined.

2. The look. Digital cameras have come a long way, but the texture, the colour, the richness and life of film emulsion can't be fully replicated.

3. The fear. Did I expose properly? Is the camera functioning correctly? Did the lab develop it right? Do I have enough shots left on this roll? It's exciting. To be certain, yet always questioning.

4. It's tangible. It's right there in your hands. You can see it and feel it.

5. The relationships. With the shop owners that sell me film.The technicians at the lab who process and develop my images. The subjects in front of my lens who become excited and nostalgic at the use of film. I would miss that.

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