Please take our readers through your method of organising a shoot from beginning to end.
“Well this can vary. Sometimes spontaneity is the catalyst; I’ll throw an idea together in a few minutes and shoot a handful of photos. Other times my shoots are a bit more planned: I’ll email my subject some thoughts on the colour palettes I have in mind, tones or locations.”
“Wardrobe, if any, is typically a collaborative effort with both parties bringing along items to use. We’ll exchange a few messages beforehand on ideas, comfort levels, etc. and then decide on a date and time. Communication and reliability are key elements to planning, but improvisation is what will make a shoot FUN. You always got to leave room for that.”
Please take us through your photography gear:
“Very minimal! I use a Nikon N80 and Fujifilm Instax 300 camera. When it comes to lighting equipment, natural light is always preferred; practical light will do. Sometimes I use a soft box, but that’s pretty rare.”
What is it about analogue you think people find so appealing?
“There’s something very special about analogue photography – that’s no secret. The tones, the grain, the variability… there’s so much to experiment with. Shooting film is more exciting for me, and I think people react differently knowing the photographer isn’t going to fire off hundreds of shots. A different kind of care goes into analogue approach, I think.”
Besides photography, what else really excites you in life?