Sheena She, also known as Queen Of Anti-Social is an analog enthusiast based-in NJ/NYC. She told us her 5 reasons why she's shooting film. And now, just take a look to the interview to know more about Sheena and her work.
Hi Sheena, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi Hmoong. Well I'm a creative female who runs a site called Chainsaws and Jelly. I feature artists - mainly independent and upcoming - and a few odds and ends. I'm a freelance make-up artist based in NJ/NYC and an analog enthusiast! I love creepy things and the simple life. And I moonlight here - queenofantisocial.tumblr.com
How did you start and how long have you been doing film photography?
I picked up film photography at a young age being the photographer for family gatherings and such. I grew up where film was dominant and digital wasn't around. I'd bring disposable cameras to school and document my week and it just never left me.
Can you tell us about your background in photography?
I don't have a background professionally in photography nor did I go to school. As with everything else I do - I am self taught. My teacher is myself and just observing other photographers, videos, and experimenting. I find it more fun and less of a hassle when I do things on my own.
What equipment do you use, is there a film you like best?
I use a few cameras on site but my go to: Konica C35, Polaroid Big Swinger / Super Shooter, and Minolta Freedom III. I don't have a favorite film but I do enjoy the results of Fuji Reala and Agfa Vista.
Who and what are some of your influences?
I'm influenced a lot with mother nature and it's beauty as cheesy as it sounds. Every time I walk outside - what I see is an instant photo. I enjoy dreamy and magic like visuals as well as emotions for influences. I hope someone out there understands what I mean. Haha.
I don't have a favorite photographer as I have many but Ellen Rogers has always been one of my favorites!
Any message for new film photographers? Or maybe a tip you would like to share?
Experiment and don't ever take it seriously - meaning, there is no perfect photo! Use your imagination...your eye - to create. I know many who love to use the highest cameras and the most expensive equipment. I've always believed it's not your camera - it's how you corporate everything in the photo. Shoot, shoot, shoot and never stop shooting.
Sheena, thank you for the interview.
See more of Sheena She's work on her website, tumblr and flickr.