The very first set of the film photowalk on the 28th of January in 2020. 2 different moods. Berlin. Gendarmenmarkt. Film: Kodak Portra 400.
Models: Cindy Lin, Nate-Jeffery Malaca
So I got myself a film camera - Canon - A1 - last year to try out different photography mediums.
It's kinda interesting that it took me about one year to actually shoot my first series mainly on film.
The Idea was to portray the energy very naturally (basic film photographers bio..).
Cindy and Nate both came in very individual outfits and nothing was really planned except for the location, which was a very transformable setting surrounding the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany.
We were walking around for about 2 hours and did indoor and outdoor shots.
Nothing was really planned but we rather went with the flow and tried to figure out what setting worked best.
Despite my love for very organized shootings with moodboards that would set model, imagery and lighting into place - the "unstudied" camera really put a different artistic merit.
Dealing with the feeling of uncertainty that comes with film photography was really interesting.
You always wonder (if you're new) how the final pictures will turn out or how the lighting is accentuating your image.
Questions like "What camera setting is best? What works in this area? How can I capture the energy the best?" arise and make you actually rethink the whole photography process.
Having only 36 pictures on every 35mm film makes it a much more pricier investment than digital photography. On the other hand it makes you more thoughtful and a better decision-maker because you're limited to handful amount of pictures. There is no memory card that allows digital space to shoot 4, 8, 16 or 32GB full with images.
So you gotta be careful and very conscious.
But the result is just soooo different. And I really appreciate friends, that put trust in you while probably also dealing with unsure feelings.
Because neither the photographer nor the medium your shooting knows the final outcome.
So let me show you some raw photography.
Thank you Nate and especially Cindy for shooting with me ever since my earliest states as a "photographer". I really admire you as the strong and beautiful woman that you are and I wish you from the bottom of my heart the greatest 23rd Birthday. Love you loads <3