Thursday, November 14, 2013

Interview with Miranda Barnes

Miranda Barnes is a young American photographer of 18 years-old who is studying in New-York City. She takes a specific look around her, and has a big passion for film photography which she hopes that one day soon she'll be able to turn her passion into a career of becoming a photojournalist. Now take a look into the interview between us to know more about Miranda and her work on film photography.

Hi Miranda, can you tell us more about you?
I'm a native New Yorker that likes to take photos. I study in NYC, love dollar pizza slices, and reruns of Seinfeld. I don't call myself a photographer yet because I think you need to be good at it to give yourself a title like that, but that's just me. I don't know what the future holds, but I'd like to pursue photography as a career, I really can't see myself doing anything else.

When did you first become interested in analogue?
My mom dabbled in photography when she was younger so I always was around film but didn't think about it then. It was probably when I became more active on the internet with sites like Tumblr, Flickr, etc about 3 years ago. Most of the photos I liked were taken with film or had that vintage feel to them, so I decided to give it a try.

What are your favorite films and cameras?
That's a tough one. I like to experiment with different brands/types and most of the time I get a few nice photos back. But if I had to only pick one, it would probably be just straight up Kodak brand all the way. I use a Canon EOS Rebel GII and Fujica AX-3, but I still really love the satisfaction of using a disposable camera.

What’s the next camera you’d like to get your hands on?
Ugh a Contax T2, gimme gimme.

Who are your favorite photographers?
Vivian Maier. Ysa Perez. Gary Winogrand. Saul Leiter. Brooke Nipar. WeeGee. Evan Tetreault. Lukasz Wierzbowski. Hana Haley. Natalia Mantini. The list could go on.

Any message for other film photographers, or maybe a tip you would like to share?
Hustle like you're broke. Be nice on the internet and off. Always carry a camera with you.

Miranda, thank you for the interview.

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