AFPS Feature: “Wākāinga; MEMORIES OF A HOMELAND”
Isabel Sylvie is a film photographer from Melbourne, Australia. She was born in Costa Rica, spent her childhood in New Zealand, and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. She returns home to New Zealand annually to reconnect with her home there, and takes as much film as she can afford (preferably Velvia, Ektar, Portra and Provia).
Isabel most commonly photographs on a Minolta Alpha Sweet II body, with a sigma 28-105mm lens.
Aside from shooting film, Isabel currently works in academic libraries, and is completing a postgraduate qualification in Psychology, with a specific fascination regarding neuropsychology & neuroplasticity. When not studying she is chasing where to get the most incredible pasta and negroni’s.
AFPS Feature: “God’s waiting room ~ The Zine”
I’m a 23 year old photographer/artist from Perth. Film photography began a few years ago for me and since starting it has completely changed the way I approach photography, I shoot slower and more thoughtfully and I’m now completely in control. Currently working on a new project that I hope to share in the not so distant future!
I currently have my zine and a few prints available for sale on my little web shop, or you can find my everyday work on my instagram.
AFPS Feature: “Nascar Trackside”
Just a guy with a camera, doing the daily grind and trying to make an interesting photo.
Based in Bristol Virgina USA. Currently working as a Photographer for Bristol Herald Courier.
AFPS Feature: “Havana Streets”
After spending a fair portion of my young life as a photographer, I am now focused on VR/360 content production professionally. Photography is no longer a job, but it has even more meaning in my life now than ever. Shooting is now more about the process, the love, and being present. I am forever chasing that last glimpse of light at dusk, when the clouds light up. Or that candid moment when a portrait subject really reveals themselves to you. I appreciate the luxury of shooting what I want, when I want. If I was a film I’d be Velvia 50.
AFPS Feature: Farm Life
I am a 20 year old photographer. I grew up on my parents farm, which is just out of a small town called West Wyalong in rural NSW Australia. I fell in love with film photography a year ago and I’m now incorporating it more and more into my work, I hope to one day photograph solely with film.
AFPS Feature: “Nippon”
Gwyn lives in Melbourne Australia, currently pushing buttons on cameras is just a part time hobby but he hopes one day he might be lucky enough to earn a full time living from it.
Gwyn uses Canon camera bodies and Sigma lenses, his film camera of choice is Canon 30V with a funky feature that picks the focus point by tracking your eye movement.
Lenses include a 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4, 24-70mm f2.8, 12-24mm f4.5
Felipe started his career as a camera operator with 16 and 35 mm film cameras in films back in Chile, his native country. Twelve years ago he moved exclusively to still photography, specializing in portraits and travel photography. He has lived in Australia for over 10 years now, and is a working as a studio portrait photographer. His passion for travelling has never stopped and it has taken Felipe to over 40 countries and 90 cities around the world. This passion has turned into an addiction and he is always planning new destinations so stay tuned. Currently have been shooting exclusively on film emulsions.
AFPS Feature: “The Showcase: Family Documentary”
Concentrating on black and white photography, Michael documents his family and friends as well as the landscape that surrounds him. Panoramic and underwater, Michael has a passion to explore different formats and perspectives in the documentation of his family.
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.
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.
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.
AFPS Feature: “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. These include Suede, Placebo, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Rufus Wainwright, The Crimson Projekct, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Tigran Hamasyan, Stanley Clarke, Tom Harrell, Dave Holland, John Scofield a.o.
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.
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.
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+.
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 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.
Camera used was a Pentax 67II with the 45mm, 75mm, and 105mm. Fresh and expired films were used and 99% of the film was scanned personally on a Fuji Frontier SP3000 with a couple of frames through an Imacon 646.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFPS Feature: “On two wheels across India”
I am a 20 year old photographer from Melbourne. I’ve been doing photography for four years, mainly focusing on street and music photography.
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.
AFPS Feature: “To Fight Fire”
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.
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.
AFPS Feature: “Behind the Big Top”
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.
Behind the Big Top is an ongoing project that documents the lives and the people who have made performing their life.