Featured Photographers

AFPS featuring some of the best film photographers from across the Globe.  Follow their continued work & be sure to read their featured articles under the “AFPS feature” links.

Kirk Davis


AFPS Feature: “Nepal”

Kirk is based in Brisbane  Australia but wishes he could be endlessly traveling around the world documenting what he sees on Provia.

On this trip Kirk only took one camera and lens to save weight. He chose a Nikon f100 and 5 rolls of portra 400, Velvia 100 and Provia 400.

You can follow Kirk here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justcaptainkirk/

Arnaud Lefrançois


AFPS Feature: “A Fairy Tale from Lofoten”

I am a french photographer living in Norway.  I was initiated to photography at my youngest age when my dad put a K2 in my hands.  I left photography aside for 20 years until I got hooked again by a paper printing course in the photo club of Ås university.

Since then, I try to catch pieces of my environment, obsessed by the idea of keeping memories of my friends, my family and the moments spent together. The film gives me the warranty to be here for decades.

to follow :

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/arnolefrancois/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/arnaud1432/

Tumblr : http://arnaud-lefrancois.tumblr.com/

Sarah Black


AFPS feature: “The Family Narrative”

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Sarah Black is a spirited and curious family photographer, using traditional film photography to capture families all over Australia. After nearly a decade spent mastering digital photography, Sarah is a multi award winning photographer who is now an enthusiastic advocate for the beauty of film on medium format and 35mm cameras. She is also passionate about lifestyle family photography, and strives to create, and capture, meaningful memories for her clients.

When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand, you can also find her sipping coffee, reading books, and trying to hear herself think over the sweet roaring of her family.

You can continue to follow Sarah Black via the following links;

Website: www.sarahblackphotography.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahblackphotography

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahblack_was_here/

Ben Whitmore

Ben Whitmore

AFPS feature: “Behind the Big Top” 

Based on Australia’s Gold Coast, Ben Whitmore is a documentary-style photographer who’s work largely centres around his home and Australian beach culture. Be it on the street, on the beach or in the water.  Having worked on two of Australia’s most iconic surfing magazines, Tracks and Waves Ben has been immersed in Australian surf and beach culture for over a decade and is most at home with sand between his toes and a camera in hand.
He works primarily with traditional film – namely black and white, which he believes offers a tonality that is unique when photographing the vibrant land and seascapes of the Gold Coast.

Follow Ben:

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bwchronicles/

Website: www.bwchronicles.com

Sergio Leyva Seiglie


AFPS feature: “Commuters”

Sergio Leyva Seiglie is a photographer born in Havana, Cuba and currently based in Sydney, Australia.  His photographs has been showcased in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Aleppo 12th International Photo Festival and in various collective and solo exhibitions in the Australia, Cuba and Spain.  His work has been part of Featured Shoot’s Print Swap and it has also been featured in publications such as Foto8, Inspired Eye Photography Magazine, Social Documentary Network and Japan Camera Hunter.

Follow Sergio:

Web: sergioleyvaphotography.com
Tumblr: sergioleyvaphotography.tumblr.com 

Instagram: instagram.com/sergioleyvaseiglie

Michael Finder


AFPS feature: “To Fight Fire” 

Michael bought his first camera (a Ricoh Rangefinder) when he was 15 years of age. He has journeyed through 35mm rangefinder cameras to single lens reflex (slr) to medium and large format cameras.  He has worked professionally in both film and digital capture.  Michael maintains a full wet darkroom facility.  He enjoys shooting street photographs with  rangefinder cameras, portraits, and working with large format cameras. Michael is currently exploring alternative photography methods.

Follow Michael:
Blog: http://www.michaelfinder.com
Portraits: https://www.facebook.com/TakeGreatPhotoPortraits/

Nanette Reid

Nanette Reid

AFPS feature: “The Haunting Silence”

As a leading architectural photographer, I have worked in the photographic industry for over 20 years, throughout the UK, EU, USA, Asia and Australasia, specialising in contemporary architectural, interior and commercial images for the hospitality and architectural industries.

To keep myself inspired and creative, I often undertake personal projects. By setting myself the goal of telling a story through images, photo essays are an enjoyable way to shoot the world around me, without limitations of time or subject material.

These projects are approached slightly differently to the majority of my commercial assignments; namely they are shot “on the fly” meaning that other than deciding on the place/area/topic to be photographed, the rest of the assignment is shot as it happens.

Whilst the topics chosen may at times be difficult to comprehend, the final images are chosen to illustrate the subject matter in the way I perceived it and encourage the viewer to investigate further.

Follow Nanette: 

Web: www.nanettereid.com

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nanettereid

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nanettereid/

Steve de Villiers


AFPS feature: “Into the Ring”

I developed an interest in photography when I bought my first camera almost 11 years ago for a college project. Ever since I have been involved in photography in one form or another.  I studied Multimedia Design and Creative Brand Communications and pursued a career in the advertising industry for a short while, after which I got involved in a family business.

After a few years the lack of creative stimulation pushed me into a career as a full time photographer and I’ve never looked back.  I have a love affair with portraits, landscape and travel photography.  I am also a qualified RPAS or drone pilot with my own Aerial Video Production company.

My weapon of choice is a Pentax 67 medium format camera and Kodak Tri-X 400 black and white film for this series.

Follow Steve:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevedv/
Website: http://stevedevilliers.com/

Chris Frangou

Chris Frangou Self Portrait

AFPS feature: “The Horn of Africa”

Chris Frangou is a musician and photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is lucky enough to travel around the world to perform and take his cameras along for the ride. Chris has been shooting film since he was 14 and whilst he shoots many different formats, he has a longstanding love for black and white photography.

Shot on Olympus OM-2 paired with a 50mm f1.8 (Kodak Trix for Black & White, Kodak Ektar 100 & Hillvale Sunny 16 for colour)

Follow Chris:

Instagram at @chrisfrangou.photo

Darcy Mahady


AFPS feature: “On two wheels across India”

Darcy is a 20 year old (at time of print) photographer from Melbourne.  He has been doing photography for four years, mainly focusing on street and music photography.

On this trip Darcy used Kodak Portra 400 and Fujifilm Velvia 50 all in my Nikon 35Ti.  Darcy has been exclusively using compact cameras for 12 months now.

Follow Darcy:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/darcymahad.y

Kelly Adams


AFPS feature: “Vietnam stole our hearts”

Kelly Adams is a Lifestyle Family & Wedding Photographer based in Brisbane, Australia.   Kelly started her adventures with film photography studying TAFE course in Black & White Darkroom Photography.  She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Photography from the Queensland College of Art.  Kelly moved to digital photography for more convenient & economical practices of being a working photographer.  However a few years ago she returned to using film in her personal work, mostly photographing her family and their adventures together.  Kelly has fallen in love all over again with film…. Kelly is now reintroducing film back into her client work, to share the love of film.

On this trip Kelly took along one camera…. Canon 1V, one lens, my 50m f1.2 & a 15 rolls of Kodak Portra 400.

Follow Kelly:

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/kellyadamsphoto/

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/kellyadamsphotography/

Website http://www.kellyadamsphotography.com.au

Meeda Khalifa


AFPS feature: “The Deep Blue”

Meeda Khalifa is 31 years old (at the time of this article release) & born in Egypt.  After living in Egypt till the age of 22, he is now a German national & has lived in Germany since 2008.  Meeda is currently a full-time Aerospace Engineer in Hamburg.  But his  passion for diving kept him going through diving certifications until he reached the PADI Divemaster level in 2009.

Meeda’s plan for the future is simple, keep diving and keep shooting.  He also hopes to keep being able to show the analog photography universe the wonders of the alien underwater world.

All the photos were shot using a Nikonos V camera with a single SB-105 strobe.  For color shots mostly Kodak Portra 160 and 400 with a few exceptions of Kodak Ultramax. Black and white shots are with Ilford HP5 400 and Ilford PF4 160.

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Nils Karlson

Nils Karlson-Portrait-1

AFPS feature: “Landscape Dogs”

Nils Karlson lives in Germany and is passionate about colour and light, his dogs, great coffee & music.  His works have been included in solo and group exhibitions in Bochum, St. Louis, and Vilassar de Dalt, and published in the Film Shooters Collective book “NSEW“, as well as in “The f/D Book of Pinhole“.  In fall 2016, he published his first photo book “Earth Stands Still“, which sold out all 100 copies in less than three months. In May 2017, Nils Karlson was invited to the renowned Revela-T Analog Photography Festival in Vilassar de Dalt for the Artist Exchange Project.  The fruits of the collaborative works will be exhibited during Revela-T Festival 2018.  His latest publication – a photo journal entitled “Eyes Like Slumber“ can be ordered via his website.  Currently, he is working on a collaborative multiple exposure project for 2018 involving almost 50 film photographers from all over the world.

Follow Nils:

Website; https://www.nils-karlson.com

Social Media;

facebook – Nils Karlson

instagram – Nils Karlson // @nils.karlson

facebook – Rudiger The Landscape Dog

instagram – Rudiger The Landscapedog // @rudigerlandscapedog

Andrew Jacona


AFPS feature: “Southern India Bound”

Andrew resides in Sydney New South Wales and finds excitement and adventure through his family and travel photography.  In the time until the next trip (unknown destination or when)  he’s focusing his energy towards his family life.

Follow Andrew:

Website: www.andrewjacona.com

Small Selection of Prints Available at: www.artfullywalls.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/andrewjacona/

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/ajacona/

Mark Forbes

Mark Forbes - Take Two - profile

AFPS feature: “Take Two”

As a child, moving around the world several times and never staying in one place for more than a few years, gave Mark an understanding of different environments and their cultures.

Mark’s approach comes from an underlying fascination with people and their interaction with the environment. He has an uncanny knack of capturing the layers of beauty that exist everywhere around us. “I am an avid people watcher. When I’m out in the street, or even just day to day, I’m constantly seeing beautiful and interesting images and stories in my head.”

 Recently visiting Fukushima to shoot a photo essay (http://www.markforbes.com.au/blog/f-is-for-fukushima), Mark interviewed locals that had been displaced from their houses by the events of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster. “The opportunity to speak with the locals, to hear them recount the events of the day and the following years since was something I will never forget. Everyone has a right to have their stories told.”

 Transitioning to digital for client work, he had rediscovered the joy of shooting all of his personal projects on 35mm & medium format film. He has shot for many brands including Mercedes Benz and Samsung.

Take Two is an ongoing project. Images are available for limited edition print purchases.

More of Mark’s projects can be seen under “Stories” at http://www.markforbes.com.au

Follow Mark on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/_markforbes_/

and at https://www.instagram.com/markforbesphotographer/

or for weddings visit http://onewhiteday.com.au

Farley Webb


AFPS feature: “Tour du Mont Blanc”

Farley is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. He loves black and white film and enjoys printing his work in a traditional photographic darkroom. This series of images was photographed on Ilford FP4+ and HP5+.

You can see the rest of his Mont Blanc series on his website at: www.farleywebbphotography.com.au

Follow Farley on instagram at: www.instagram.com/farleyflex

He sometimes updates his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/farleywebbphotography

Ioana Tăut

Ioana Taut, web 1

AFPS feature: “The Instant Stage”

Ioana Tăut was born in Arad, a small city in Romania in 1989.  Starting as a concert photographer focusing mainly on rock and alternative music, adding later on, jazz concerts and festivals, she has photographed significant artists and bands.

Ms Tăut has collaborated with a number of online magazines in Romania, Czech Republic and the USA. Since 2014 she has worked as the official live concert photographer of the Gărâna Jazz Festival in Romania – a festival considered to be among the most important jazz festivals in Europe.

In the past years, Ms. Tăut developed a passion for instant photography, which has become her main photographic focus in addition to her music photography.  Through her exploration of the use of instant film, Ms Tăut is documenting various subjects in a unique series of fine art work.  Her work using instant film is based on a free artistic approach.  Instant film supports this approach because its very nature allows for the creation of a specific, beautiful yet almost from another time period.  It is this element that is of most interest to Ms Tăut.

Follow Ioana Tăut via the following links;

Webpage: https://www.ioanataut.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IoanaTautPhotographyAndMore/ 
IG: https://www.instagram.com/tautuniques/
and a second IG: https://www.instagram.com/ioanatautphotography/

Hashem McAdam


AFPS feature: “Pushing Film”

Spawning from a long time passion for photography and media, Hashem embarked upon leaving full time work and taking up photography in 2013 and started exaframe as my freelance business.  Having been actively shooting for many years and constantly looking for ways to learn and grow in the field, Hashem has a love for all things creative.

Co-founder of his current brain child “Pushing Film” – Youtube Channel, Hashem’s production value continues to grow.  Understanding the hungry thirst for knowledge of Film Photography, the content aims to educate and inform photographers who are looking at shooting film or are currently shooting film.

AFPS is also delighted to extend a welcome to feature “Pushing Film” crew’s creative content with all things Film Photography to a wider audience.

Follow Hashem via the following links:

Webpage: http://www.exaframe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exaframe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exaframe/