Lifestyle photographer—analog workings with 110 camera
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110 Toy Camera
One aspect of film photography I really love is experimenting with different film sizes. Neg sizes can create such different moods. I really like to mix it up, 35mm for rough and spontaneous shots, 6 by 5 or 6 by 6 formats for more considered portraits. I also really love 110, it reminds me of my first film cameras as a kid and the horrendous images I use to create with under-exposed negs with red warning stickers. I certainly can't say I was a good photographer as a kid but the format is a really nostalgic one for me.
Toy cameras are nothing new the Holga and other Lomo-like cameras have been in and out of vogue for many years. If you throw into the mix a camera you might find in a seventies Christmas cracker with a fixed lens and a 1m plus rough focus then it really isn't about sharp images. A good friend in LA sent me two 110 plastic cameras and I love them. As a lifestyle photographer, the journey of what constitutes a good image is a long one. It first started with razor-sharp images with razor-sharp lenses, but after a while, I realised I just didn't feel any emotion looking at my own photography. For me, a great image is now more about not only feeling something from the content but also the process to arrive at a given point because years of experience have taught me that content and process are intrinsically linked in my humble opinion. The above image is a great example of how a simple composition shot on 110 can say so much more than a crisp digital version. To see the full story click here