Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stunning Black and White Portrait Film Photography by Alice Figus

Alice Figus is a 26-year-old Italian photographer who is living in Urbino. She has been shooting mostly portrait on both film and digital.

Here is her amazing work that she wants to share with us.











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Monday, March 20, 2017

'Limbo' - An Amazing Medium Format Film Photography Project by Mariana Lopes

Mariana Lopes is a 30-year-old Portuguese photographer who is currently living in the island of Fayal, Azores. “I still use film for my daily photos and some occasional series. I want to share with you my series 'Limbo' which recently won a honorable mention in the Portuguese FNAC new talents of photography. I shot it in medium format, using Kodak Portra 160 and an Hasselblad 500C.”







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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fantastic Black and White Film Photography by Alex Coghe

Here's again, Mexico-based Italian photographer Alex Coghe is coming to share with us his amazing work of street photography after some film photography projects he joined last year.
“Because when you live in the barrio, you belong to barrio forever. I photographed most of these photos in a barrio of Mexico City, called Progreso Nacional. Barrios are popular neighborhoods, often difficult places, where they are not used to see someone taking pictures. These photos are added to my ongoing project Barrio, with which I am exploring the barrios in Mexico City.”











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Monday, March 6, 2017

Phvrvohxo - 5 things I love about Film

Phvrvohxo is a 27-year-old Jamaica-based photographer. “I've been shooting film for 4 years now ever since I started to work on a cruise line. I decided to shoot film to document my time in Europe in hopes to also better my photography.”

Phvrvohxo is now coming to share with us some reasons that make him still love shooting film.

1. What I love about film is the nostalgic feel you get looking at the photos. Makes you feel like you're actually there sometimes.



2. Ever since I started shooting film I've become a more relaxed photographer. I take my time in taking my photos because I rather have quality photos instead of having a huge quantity of unattractive photos. You learn how to compose your photographs better. Sometimes it will take me weeks to finish one roll but I’m always trying to seek that perfect shot.



3. The textures you get on your images if you do it like how I do it from home they give the photos a nice retro vibe. I know there are apps now for mobile phones but they end up looking all the same never able to replicate the texture you get from scanning at home.



4. Its always a surprise when you get your rolls developed. After weeks of shooting rolls not being able to see them on a LCD immediately you're totally taken away into a deep nostalgic memory  to try and remember when and where you took that pick. It's always fun for me.



5. The development stage is what really excites me at the moment. As much as I love shooting I get excited knowing that I'm going to come home to play with some chemistry like I'm Walter White from Breaking Bad. From the smell of the chemicals to the magic that happens as the photos appear on the film I can truly say right now that this is my favorite part about analog photography.



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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ana Figueroa - 5 things I love about Film

Ana Figueroa is a 31-year-old Mexican photographer, born in Michoacan. “I study in Jalisco and now I live in Quintana Roo. For about 6 years I have practiced analogue photography and I will continue doing it until there are no supplies for it. I love making portraits, especially of boys.”

Ana has a lot of reasons to love shooting film, and here are her 5 main things that she would like to tell with us.

1. Romanticism. I declare myself a totally romantic girl. Many people confuse romance with love and even worse with being cheesy, for me being romantic it's something about feelings, to be aware of everything inside of me no matter what happens. When I take pictures I feel like in the dracula book when Lucy writes letters to her beloved and has to wait weeks to receive an answer. To feel the moment when I shoot, to feel the time that passes while I wait the development and to see the result, It seems amazing to me especially when the image is very similar to the desired goal.



2. Training. I've been training my eye at least 6 years, when I walk down the street I discover scenes and invent stories, immediately my mind thinks on frames, diaphragm and shutter. When I was in college, my audiovisual language teacher made a lot of emphasis on making the camera an extension of our body, thinking with the camera. Part of this training, beyond studying the phenomenon of light, has made me see a lot of cinema, study pictorial currents, read history, observe nature and practice spirituality. For me to do analog photography is mental therapy, helps me to connect with the world, see beyond and understand my reality.



3. Sound. The incomparable click on shooting, rewinding of the film and the creaking of the celluloid. Listening to the movement of the gears of the mechanism so small inside the camera is another thing that delights me when taking photos, also through these sounds I can identify if the operation of my equipment is correct or if something is wrong. The ritual of putting the film and feel the body of the camera is closely linked to the sound that is generated by adjusting the negative and make the first shot.



4. Spontaneity. Double exposure, haze, leaks, overlays or any effect/defect generated without intention is the consequence that you will never be able to obtain in a digital photo, of course you can imitate it but you will know that it is a lie and you will never feel the power of spontaneous error. I have been distracted and reused film forgotten somewhere, at the time of revealing I get cross stories, exotic colors and textures or when I drop the camera and opens a little, light penetrates a couple of seconds and is a very nice error, lines with rainbow colors.



5. Esthetic. The maximum of all those who likes art, especially photography. The essence of the image and its qualities such as light, color, composition, the eminent, the origin of pure feeling and its manifestation.



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Friday, February 10, 2017

Interesting Street Film Photography by Kelly

Kelly is an independent filmmaker and amateur photographer from Vancouver, Canada. “My first camera was an Olympus OM-10 (which I still have) at age 13 and I started to develop my own negatives and prints while in my junior high school at that time. I saved up to buy a Nikon F-801s system in 1990 and continued pursuing photography in high school spending countless hours in the darkroom experimenting with Tmax, Tri-X, dodging/burning etc. and had some big shows at the school gallery.

Kelly moved away from film photography at the age about 20 and started digital photography around 2004. “I came across a mint condition Kodak Retina Reflex S and a mint Yashica Lynx 5000 in August 2016 and started shooting film again.”
















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