Friday, March 29, 2013

Interview with Naruemon Puriso

Born in 1986 in Bangkok. Eve is left-handed and very proud of it. Naruemon Puriso holds a bachelor of arts in English Literature. Now working as a hostel manager for a very friendly hostel in Bangkok. Her Leica Mini is her eye and her brain.

We featured Naruemon's work here once, and now we asked her more about herself and her passion for film photography.

Hi Naruemon, can you introduce yourself?
I would like to be an artist since I was a little. But, my mom told me to be an artist could not make a living, so my parents didn't support me to study art. I received bachelor degree in English Literature. It's a kind of art, though. Now I am working as a hostel manager in Bangkok.

How did you get started in photography?
I have been falling in love with analog for several years. First I like all kinds of cute plastic cameras. But I was too young and I didn't have money to buy one. I was not sure if it worked or not because it looked like a toy not a camera. Later on, I got a camera and cannot stop taking a photo since then.

You’re analogue. Why?
The film photography is authentic, natural and sincere. And I really love a compact camera. It has its own limits. I mean the compact camera doesn't have too many functions to use. So, it's very exciting and interesting tool to make an image.

What are film cameras you use? And do you remember what was your first film camera?
My first camera is Lomo Fishey 2. It's a fun camera for every occasion especially portraits. Now I use Leica Mini (it was broken yesterday 17.03.13. I was so sad so, I will fix it and I am looking for a new one. any suggestions?) I also love Diana, Holga, Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, Olypus Trip 35 and more and more haha.

What gives you inspiration?
My everyday life and of course people I met in real life and on the internet after talked, read, and listened.

Do you have any tips for someone who’s just picking up a film camera?
Just have passion and feeling of taking a picture. Don't force yourself. Don't do it because of fashion. Do everything you really love, and you will be happy!

Naruemon, thank you for the interview.

You can find more of her work on her Tumblr page and Flickr phostream. She also has a project with her friend here.

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