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Why do I shoot on film?

As a historian of technology, I love to use historical obsolete instruments to understand how life was in the past. I learned the basics of traditional film photography in my father's darkroom in the 1990's but my interest for old film cameras was ignited in 2011 during a stay in Cambrige working in my PhD thesis. Then I came across with a Kodak brownie bellows camera from the 1920's and decided to take some images with it. After processing the film, printing some copies and hanging them on the wall, I rediscovered the magic of the darkroom and decided to spend more time in film photography.

Since then I have built up a collection of vintage medium format cameras, including three pre-war Zeiss Super Ikonta from the 1930's which I use daily. I also have a brass and wood plate camera which takes 4x5" and 5x7" negatives and produces astonishingly detailed images.

By 2018, after seven years taking photos and developing films, I had built up a nice collection of argentic images and decided to make them available on an online store. I always develop the film and print the images in my darkroom on baryta paper. I also scan the film and print digital images on Giclée paper. I also take special commissions for my customers, feel free to message me.

The particular aesthetics of traditional film photography makes it ideal to create stylish spaces with a warm touch.

I love film photography and always put all my soul in it.

Zeiss Super Ikonta 530/2

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