Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ludovica Maria Busdraghi - 5 things I love about Film

Ludovica Maria Busdraghi, also known as {L u d i c a} on Flickr, is a 20 years old photographer from Rome, Italy. Ludovica is currently a Physics student at 'La Sapienza', University of Rome, and photography is the greatest love of her life.
"I always owned a camera, since I was a little child. I am interested in every kind of photography, both digital and analog. But analog still remains my first love.
One of the things I like best about shooting film is the wide range of films I can try: one for every different purposes. I also try to modify my films, putting them in the most strange cocktails or in the dishwasher and washing machine too. Apart from getting my degree, I'd like to become a traveller photographer."
Here are five things she love about analog photography

1. Being able to feel my work. Feeling the roughness or the smoothness of the paper on which I print my photos; touching the negatives; feeling the smell of the film rolls...

Nikon F 80 + Klick 24 Max, Expired in 2006 and put into a mixture of alcoholic drinks

Nikon F 80 + Klick 24 Max, Expired in 2006 and put into a mixture of alcoholic drinks

2. Developing films. It is a unique feeling: it's like giving life to my work.

Zenza Bronica GS-1 + Kodak Ektachrome Expired in 1980

3. Experiments. Putting films in the most strange cocktails in order to get interesting and totally unexpected effects on the photos.

Nikon F-80 + Revolog Texture

Nikon F-80 + Lomography Sunset Strip

4. Collecting old films. I own a little home-made museum which includes rolls of the early 20th Century. It's amazing to have the possibility to own a part of the history of photography in my house only thanks to some shopping on eBay!

Nikon F-80 + Kodak T-Max TMY 400

5. Film itself. I love photographic film with all its peculiarities, such as color, different kind of grain, consistency and size.

 Zenza Bronica GS-1 + Kodak Tri-X Pan Expired in 1955

More of Ludovica's work on her blog and Flickr photostream.

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