new analog project - 52 weeks of surreal, analog pictures
"The digital tools allow us to have control over what and how we can
alter an image that was unimaginable in the era of analog photography."
I have a vision for the new year. Banning my imaginations on film, real film - medium format - on an analog camera.
Analog to me is like, going back to the roots. When I first started photography in school, there was no digital camera available. We developed black and white in the darkroom and it has been a log process of handcrafting until the final image...
Now I decided to go back, slow down a bit and instead shooting hundreds of pictures, using just one film.
Every week I´ll produce at least one analog picture, that comes in my surreal style, dark and mysterious. So it´s a 52 week project.
And today I start with the gorgeous Anna from Catography. Who is not only a wonderful photographer, but also a great model. We went to an abandoned train in the freezing cold. But it was worth every second.
I got so excited when I tried the new camera that I just bought - a Seagull 4A - and decided to use a classic Kodak Portra to start with. Put in the film, measured the light and we started. Every sound of the shutter was just exciting. I always tried to look on the "screen" but there was none, and I had to stay calm until I got the results back from the lab. There´s still so much to learn. For example how to set the right focus or use the light according to my needs... But I just started, I´ll have the whole year to develop...
What do you think?