erickturcios asked: Hey man, We've messaged before. You're work is the only work that I find consistently interesting. You've also definitely developed your style. Just wondering where you're from and why you shoot film
Thanks for your kind words, Erick! I’m glad to hear that my work doesn’t get boring. ;) Neither does photography for me - and I guess to work with film is one of the reasons. It changed my way of seeing, perceiving and experiencing moments, my surroundings and the act of photography itself. For me shooting film is an organic and lifelike process - it’s permanent, always a bit unpredictable and never really perfect. And being aware of that makes you approach things differently, more intuitively, you somehow try to feel your way through the whole process that allows you to focus on the moment and the impression, not the sharpness of the image. The picture itself, the final result, starts to become second and mostly evolves later on - when perceived for the second time in the darkroom… which is located in my cubby in southern Bavaria, Germany.
There are probably many more reasons why I love film, nostalgic and romantic ones - but the essence lies in the process itself that film demands, or better: enables.
It is about vagabonding, sitting down under a tree anywhere. It is about wandering in the universe by yourself: you will start looking again. The conventional world puts a veil over your eyes, it is a matter of taking it off during your time as a photographer.
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