It has been a long long time I have not been using any film camera so I started investigating work of photographers that are using film as a photography medium to find some inspiration. I came through this interesting project called Von Vintage from photographer Mark Lobo. He is using a film camera, a literally dying media, to document objects from the past, such a clever idea. He adds that warm feeling to the photo, that atmosphere that the object deserves.
I started checking his website and the projects he is involved. His work has really a wow factor. I contacted him, I really wanted to have him in the Interview Series.
Q. How did you start photography?
I grew up in Tokyo, where photography is a part of everyday life. Disposable cameras were, and still are a popular medium used by everyone to document our everyday lives. I went through hundreds of disposable cameras over the years, simply pointing and shooting, and and capturing life growing up in Tokyo. It was quick and easy and also unpredictable.
Soon came my university years, where I moved from analogue to a 2 megapixel point and shoot. The camera was terrible and was terrible in low light. But it was compact, much like the disposable cameras that I was used to. I carried on documenting everything that happened and in later years