Monday, October 19, 2015

Dea Bakuridze - 5 things I love about Film

Georgia-based photographer Dea Bakuridze who is living and working in Tbilisi has been shooting mostly on film with her Zenit camera and had work featuring on Shooting Film last month.

Dea focuses mainly portrait and nature. She has many reasons to keep her love for shooting film and here are 5 main things she wants to share with us.

1. Enjoy expecting. You could not see your photos instantly, with the film you physically cannot chimp. It's kind of "memory play" for me, because sometimes it takes for months before my film photos are developed.

2. Intimacy. The process of shooting the film somehow makes an atmosphere of intimacy, closeness between you and the object you shoot. You feel like that captures no one but you, it is your own property.

3. Mistakes. It's a kind of dogma in photography that photos must be perfect focused and technically everything must be in order. Sometimes my photos are out of focus or overexposed, but after seeing them I found that they are more interesting and charming without photography rules.

4. Limit. Yes, it's sound terrifying, but sometimes that moment makes you to be more creative and focus on your inspiration. The film camera is not like a digital one, you have the roll and you should use any 'click' to shoot the photo you want.

5. Paradox. When I look at the film photos, they make me feel that I am in another century, but the same time I feel like they are so close to me. I know every person in photos, I feel what they felt, touched; I was in every part of the world, I traveled with them, talked, made decisions, cried, laughed; I just lived with them.

See more of her work at her photostream on Flickr.

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