Meet The Film Shooter — Andrew Mercer [Interview #04]

In a few sentences or one, who is Andrew Mercer? Bay Area native, photographer and creative.   How and when did you get started with film photography? and what drives you to continue shooting film? I was gifted a Canon AE-1 by my partner and started street shooting around Melbourne when I'd visit. The more I learned about film photography the more invested I became. Trying new techniques and learning more about the process drives me to keep shooting film.   What is your favourite camera(s) & film to work with currently? Do you have a go-to combo when it...

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Meet The Film Shooter — Sabine Bannard [Interview #3]

  In a few sentences or one, who is Sabine Bannard? I'm yet to find this out. Are we ever our true self? Till then I'm for ever curious about, well pretty much everything. Professionally I'm a freelance food and lifestyle photographer based in South East Queensland. Self Portrait, shot by Luisa Bannard; Canon A-1, Kodak Portra 400   How and when did you get started with film photography? and what have you enjoyed most about shooting film? I'm in an age bracket where I still used film in the late 80s & 90s. We have a huge box full...

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Meet The Film Shooter — Kent Wang [Interview #02]

  In a few sentences or one, who is Kent Wang? I’m a freelance photographer based in Sydney (for now) but I spent most of my working life in the advertising world as a media planner. I switched lanes about three years ago when I decided that sitting at a desk 8 hours a day was not helping me fuel my creative drive. Now I’m proud to say that I click buttons for a living and I am probably at my desk for almost twice the amount of time now. Mamiya RB67, Kodak Tri-X 400; Stockton Sand Dunes — Photo...

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Interview With A Darkroom Technician — Stephen Frizza

We are incredibly excited to introduce our guest and friend on the blog today, Stephen Frizza! With 22 years of experience in the film industry, Stephen is a passionate and seasoned darkroom technician, and the co-founder of Sydney's Rewind Photo Lab.  With Sydney's COVID restrictions easing, we had the great pleasure of interviewing and photographing Stephen, discussing his life behind the darkroom and beyond. Read on below for an interview full of interesting stories and Stephen's insights from the past and of the future, you'll even catch a glimpse of Stephen's first ever photograph taken (at 7 years old!). Without further ado, let's get into it! _____________________________________    Who...

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Meet The Film Shooter — Jackie Yacoub [Interview #01]

Welcome to "Meet the Film Shooter"! A new series where we aim to connect and reconnect with all the wonderful people from our community (virtually, of course) during this strange time and get personal with the film shooter behind the lens! Today we are absolutely delighted to bring on our first guest for this series, Jackie Yacoub - the founder of Photographer's Anonymous Sydney, a Graphic Designer and a passionate film shooter since 2014. Read on below!   Who is Jackie Yacoub? I'm a graphic designer, originally from Melbourne, who moved to Sydney for my career as a designer. I love pineapple on pizza, enjoy grabbing...

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Getting Started In Studio Photography — Interview with Daniel Francisco Robles ft. Innkeeper Studios

Shooting film in a studio setting can be intimidating to many, especially if you are just starting out. Over the week, we got to catch up with Daniel Robles, founder of Innkeeper Studios, to break down some of the FAQs about getting started in studio photography...on film! Read on below for some great insights by Daniel and more about the community-centred studio space he is currently building at the end of this post! Firstly, tell us a little about who you are and how did you get started with film photography? I’m a queer filipinx portrait photographer who focuses on doco and...

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