I’m into printing and I love what she created!
#dog #dog 🐶 🐶
Regardez qui j’ai croisé…
I should get my first roll of E100 scanned tomorrow and I’m pretty excited. They’re not pretty pictures because it was a bit more difficult to shoot than black and white, but I’m really curious of the result.
This is hilarious ??? The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs
Hier soir on a mangé des Banh mi, du coup j’ai du expliquer trois fois pourquoi c’était un truc de colonisé en tapant des crocs tranquille dans le tofu mdr
Now that the Ricoh GRIII is about to hit the market, watch me trying to get a GRII for dirt cheap.
My Micro Monday recommandation goes to @jack ! Nice pictures and interesting blog posts/links!
I’m into printing and I love what she created!
LOL try again
I don’t know if this post will be some kind of a manifesto of my practice of photography or just my current point of view on my photography.
I won’t lie. I really started to be interested in the medium in 2018. Sure, my grandfather was a photojournalist, and my father is a hobbyist. But that’s it. These are just facts, they never pushed me to try it. I do have some memories of me having fun as a kid with a digital compact camera, taking snapshots of some dog’s bollocks and butthole at a wedding party I didn’t want to be. But that’s it.
No romantic story here.
When I was 17, I eventually bought a compact digital camera and an analog SLR at a garage sale. I bought them myself because my father can be such a nerd. Not that I don’t appreciate it, but I didn’t want to be that young punk shooting classmates with a DSLR in the neighborhood’s park. I shot like three rolls with the SLR before it broke and the compact camera never worked.
My first experience with photography ended that day.
Oh, and of course I tried Polaroids. Such a quirky experience for a teenager before the instant cameras revival. Anyway, my artistic domain was mostly illustration and painting.
2012-2017. Five years … five years without any interest in photography. I only posted snapshots on Twitter as a context to my day to day life.
Instagram? No thanks. Okay, not fair. I posted pictures of my cat, Alto, of my friend’s pets with the same template as a caption:
Magnifique #species *emoji of the species*
I still use this template on my “animals” Instagram.
2018, I’m 24. I don’t know why, but I need to try to take pictures again. I know a lot of technical details about photography. My father taught me a lot about it. I toyed with a lot of different cameras but never shot more than 5 pictures with them. 2018 is the year I buy my own camera. I want to shoot pictures as I want, and mostly how I want.
I really hate DSLRs. They really are heavy and bulky. I want something compact. I don’t want another digital camera. I already have a smartphone (they are awesome, please don’t deny it). I want to shoot film. The way it chemically reacts to light pleases me.
I bought two cameras that day. A Voigtlander Vitoret DR, a cheap rangefinder, and a Yashica T3 super, a nice point-and-shoot camera.
I use the Vitoret for some fun and casual pictures. I zone focus with it and shoot. That’s it. Easy.
On the other hand, the ease of use of the Yashica T3 makes it my main camera. I love it.
I don’t care about cameras. They must be easy to use. I don’t want to mess with my camera’s settings before having to shoot. They also have to be light and small. I literally want to point my camera toward the subject and shoot.
Complicated setups are for photoshoots.
I also shoot in black and white because of the abstraction it allows. I enjoy color on some projects or ideas, but it always felt painful.
When I say that I point and shoot, I literally do that. I capture everything that catches my attention. I’m doing it quickly. It often means that levels are wrong, that the picture is blurry, etc.
It doesn’t bother me and it shouldn’t. I cultivate my snapshot aesthetic and I embrace it as the result of my creative process.
My creative process is the expression of my curiosity, my desires, my fears. I live in the same physical world as my subject. Why should I hide my shadow? Why shouldn’t I show my hands? It’s a shared experience but also my very own diary.
This one is a hard to swallow pill. A lot of articles and YouTube videos will tell you otherwise. Since I work with my instinct, the body of my work is empowered by quantity.
Thinking less helps me getting a lot of shots. By that, I mean every picture I want to take. Having a simple setup and a black and white roll of film help.
That’s it for now. I don’t think that my style is unique or sophisticated. I enjoy it.
I also ran out of ideas for this post. I will update it in the future, and write another edition if my mindset changes.
Blogging from Drafts 5 makes me feel like a wizzard. Where’s the friction?
A nice set of pictures on flashbak.com shows how beautiful Kodachrome is.
I can’t shoot E100 because I lose too much by pushing it, and also because it’s so expensive. But I want to try it again.
VA-11 HALL-A announced on switch yeeeeeh.
Ma take sur les classique : ah oui c’est joli, super mais je m’en tape de l’histoire d’un gars qui vole du pain ou d’une histoire d’amour courtois.
Imagine avant de lire quoi que ce soit, t’es obligé de lire des trucs chiants pour l’amour du beau d’une brochette de vieux cons.
Niveau de fatigue : je suis entré dans ma douche avec mes chaussettes et c’est vraiment pas agréable.