Roberto De Mitri is an Italian fine-art photographer, based-in Lecce. He started photographing seriously for over 2 years ago and has shot mostly with a medium format camera.
Roberto who has just been featured on Shooting Film loves to shoot people and nature, especially with black and white film. He has a lot of reasons to love shooting film, and here are 5 main things he wants to share with us.
1. The thickness and density of shades and shadows.
2. The aesthetics and poetics that are contained in the image and in the implementation phase of the image. Analogue photography is like the voice of the people. It has its own tone and register. It also has an irreproducible soul.
3. The non-involvement (or lack of proximity) of the analogue photographic format from the concept or the criterion of mass production of the image. Understood in the act of production of the image.
4. The combination alchemical of different factors, which enter in combination, so as to create a final result never be fully predictable. And often surprising.
5. When you make long exposure photos with film. You have to set all the parameters manually, concentrate on the photo that you want to do, the work that you want to achieve, then you must be in that moment, you have to empty your mind of any other thought, you forget your sad moments, and you think of photography as art to isolate yourself from your problems.
See more of his work at his photostream on Flickr.