Lindsey L33 is a nickname of Austin, Texas based photographer Lindsey Lee who shoots mostly film, and she also told us 5 reasons why she's still shooting film here. It is not possible to resist the charm of the unique and blurry images by her. We've just came back to Lindsey and ask her some questions to know more about herself and her work on film photography.
Hi Lindsey, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a 22-year-old photographer/videographer with a Rhetoric degree. My photography style is somewhere between lifestyle and fashion and one of my biggest goals is to capture candid moments. Often my work reflects vibrant youth culture fantasies. I spend too much time on the computer and secretly wish I was an astronaut. I regularly contribute to Teeth Mag and COMEINTOLAND, and just recently started a collaborative blog called Bullshit Before Breakfast.
How did you first become interested analogue?
My dad was one of those dads that documented every moment of our lives on camera so, as a kid, I was always getting film developed. It became an adventure to drop off the photos and then discover what came out after a trip to Walgreens. As I grew up, my dad passed down a few cameras to me, and I started to take my own photos.
Do you have some favorite cameras and films?
I absolutely LOVE Kodak Portra 400. The color is so authentic and crisp. For my film photos I use several cameras: a Canon EOS Rebel X, a Minolta Maxxum HTsi Plus, but my favorite is a $3 Bell + Howell focus-free plastic toy camera.
Do you have a favorite photographer?
I don't really have one favorite, but the work of Helmut Newton, Picasso and Andy Warhol have provided a lot of inspiration for me. I also enjoy the work of lots of contemporary photographers such as Michal Pudelka, Petra Collins, and She is Frank.
What place does photography have in your everyday life?
These days I spend less and less time carrying around a heavy SLR camera. I tend to choose disposables and cheap plastic film cameras as my companions in the documentation of my daily thrills.
Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?
Don't be scared to try something new. When it's all said and done it's just a little $$, and all new experiences provide you with all new insights.
Lindsey, thank you for the interview.