Monday, May 20, 2013

Michel Nguie - 5 things I love about Film

Michel Nguie is a film photographer based-in Bordeaux, France. He's also co-creator of photography zine, Jeune & Poli.

Michel began photography in 2008. A self-learning started in digital which quickly evolved into film photography. A choice motivated by the aesthetic of the film, but also by the constraints of the technical process providing reflection, patience and hope. Below are 5 main reasons why Michel Nguie love shooting film:

1. For the poetry: photography, etymologically, means writing with the light. When printed on a film, light is printed on its organic process.

2. For analog aesthetic, that is to say how colors are represented through materials: such as wood, stone, vegetation, organic stuff... it's not grain, it's how the material is produced on the film.

3. For the reflexion, technique and economic restraints shooting film imposes.

4. Shooting film improves patience a lot: waiting for the film to get developed.

5. For the expecting feeling and excitment you get when you shoot, feeling that you keep until the film is developped: all along your film, from the beginning to the end of each new film.

More of his work can be found on his Flickr photostream.

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