Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Interview with Aleksandra Urbanowicz

24-year-old Poland-based photographer Aleksandra Urbanowicz who had amazing works featuring on Shooting Film before today came back with us in an interview to share more of her work.

- Hi Aleksandra, can you introduce yourself? 

My name is Aleksandra Urbanowicz. I'm a 24 year old photographer living in Poland.

- Are you a full time photographer or is it just a hobby?

Photography is just a hobby, but I'd love to deal with it on a daily basis.

- Why do you shoot film in this digital age?

I began shooting with digital cameras, but in 2009 I got my first analogue gear and that was it! Film feels a lot more personal, delicate and magical.

- Is there a film you like best? Favorite camera?

Nah, I shoot with the cheapest films I can get, which is why I never got attached to one brand. When it comes to cameras - I love my Canon AE-1. I shoot with Olympus Mju, Zenit-E, Polaroids and Yashica T3, but Canon is by far the bestest.

- Tell us about your influences and what inspires you?

I've always admired Helmut Newton's and Guy Bourdin's work. I get tons of inspiration from 60s and 70s fashion magazines and movies. Plus, I adore Marie Zucker, Hana Haley and Tamara Lichtenstein. I wish I had their talent!

- We saw your work mostly about beautiful girls, why this choice? If you could photograph any person (past or present) who would you choose?

Well, the main reason I began shooting was to capture the fun I had with my friends. Then I went on to photographing my sister, because I thought she'd enjoy all these photos when she gets old. It just feels more comfortable to shoot the person I know. Besides, she always gets my ideas and we get along really well!
If I could choose, I guess I'd photograph Anita Pallenberg, Verushka or Florence Welch.

- A lot of people are into photography today, especially with film. What would you say to them to inspire them more?

Photograph everything and everyone you love. Go for a walk, read a book, listen to your favorite record and then try to express your feelings in one (or one hundred) picture(s).

Aleksandra, thank you so much for the interview!

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