relaxed, intuitive, natural.
what is your first memory of photography?
i remember being very little and having a pink camera that looked like an old manual camera. i don't even know if it was just a toy, or if it actually worked. i remember that i felt really good carrying it around and observing things through the viewfinder.
what is your favourite thing to photograph? is it the same as what you photograph most?
i love buildings, streets, and nature, and that's usually what i end up photographing the most. i'm making a conscious effort to photograph more people, but that doesn't come so naturally to me. usually, even if i'm in the middle of a crowd, i photograph things in a way that ends up looking like there was no one there with me.
what is your dream city to photograph? why?
i've been dreaming about going to berlin for a long time and i'm trying to go there this year. i think it's impossible to escape its history and i was always very curious about it. i'm pretty sure i'll be fascinated by all the old buildings and the urban vibe of the city. can't wait!
what do you love most about shooting film?
as with all analogue objects, i love the physicality of film. i also love the fact that it's not about instant gratification. you have to observe the variables, make a choice, and then wait to see if the results are good or bad. in time, one learns to perfect all these things, but the excitement and anxiety are always there.
what inspires you to take photographs?
it's hard to point out what drives me to it. i think it's all about recording the details that catch my attention: the way the light comes through a window, architectural details on an old building, pink sunsets, empty streets.
what encouragement or advice do you have to give to other photographers?
i love film so much that my advice for all the photographers out there is to shoot with film like crazy! the demand for film will increase, the prices will decrease, and we'll be even happier!
seriously, no matter the medium of your choice, just take photos and practice.
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what to say about ines. i believe any digital devotee who takes one look at ines' blog will want to convert to film. it is amazing how much life, colour, and detail she contains in one tiny frame. i love seeing the beauty of europe through her eyes. i also love how her captures are simple, allowing the photographs to speak for themselves; the audience can create their own feelings and impressions. she often uses expired film which adds an extra dimension of colour and added nostalgia. oh, and she makes jewelry. talk about a talent extraordinaire!
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