Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nejra Mulaomerovic - 5 things I love about Film

Nejra Mulaomerovic is a 26-year-old photographer from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She first got into photography when she was a child but “I started shooting film for 5 years ago, since then it has become an important part of my life. I usually take photos of things, people and situations that surround me and they eventually become a part of my visual diary.” She says.

Nejra loves to shoot simple and close things in her everyday life. Her photos are often soft and beautiful. Shooting with film is always bring to her a lot of happiness and it's only one of main reasons that she would like to share with us below.

1. Excitement. If someone asked me to describe happiness I would tell them that feeling of waiting to develop my film and seeing the final results.

2.Tones and colors. Almost every day I go through a lot of photos on the internet. Some of them caught my attention, some didn't. But every single time photo that captures my attention is certainly film image. There's something in the tones, texture and colours that digital camera can't reproduce. Film photo has natural and authentic feeling.

3. Unique cameras. I love trying all kinds of cameras. Each camera sounds and feels different. Currently I have 5 cameras: Zenit EM, Olympus mju II, Fisheye Lomo 2, Canon Canonet 28, Canon Eos 3000. Trying different cameras is so much fun. Many people approach me and ask me “what kind of camera is that?” and when I said I shot film they were surprised. I love when that happened.

4. Patience. When you have 36 frames to shoot you will take your time before you decide to take photos. It makes you think more about the subject you are photographing. Specially today when photography has become main discourse and everybody is maniacally taking photos. Film cameras slow you down, they help you to enjoy the moment. You are not thinking about posting your photos and filtering them, about likes and comments on the social networks. You truly enjoy taking photos. You truly are present.

5. Love. Film was my first love. It changed my perspective in photography and my life. It made me think what I want to capture and not just pointlessly shoot.

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