Inês on 35mm film

Finally got the film developed and scanned. It was with me since January…

Inês (@kalliekalynn)is a local girl I met last year during the 24 Hour Project and we kept in touch. It also turned out she is very talented, as she creates beautiful illustrations – you can check them out here: @kalliekalynnstuff

I was supposed to take my Canon A1 to this photoshoot, but just before loading the film I noticed it doesn’t work – broken shutter release. So I decided to take something more challenging with me – Agfa Silette. That camera is probably from the mid 1950’s, doesn’t have a built-in light meter, no way to check your focus is right, but hey! We were going to have fun with it anyway. Film I used was black and white Kodak Professional T-MAX 400.

No more talking, check out the scans below.

Time for analogue shots

Not many people still shoot film nowadays. No wonder… It’s expensive and we all know that price plays huge role in our ability of maintaining our hobbies. Recently price of a single roll of film went up due to some producers leaving the market and others explaining the production costs went up as well. But there are still a lot of awesome photographers using analogue techniques to show us the beauty of shooting film. To name a few of my favorites: Estevan Oriol, Mateusz Hajman, OzGFK and Lisbon based photographer Diogo Smith.

While I’m waiting for the scans of my first roll dedicated to just one model, here are some of my favorite color captures I took over the years. And I will keep on shooting film, as much as I can (afford).

The amazing world of street art

This post was meant from be different to what it is…

When I moved to Lisbon in the summer of 2016 it immediately caught my eye that the city is full of street art – graffiti, tags, murals, stickers, paste-ups – you name it. It caught my eye, but that was about all that happened. I thought “yeah, there’s a lot of it” and while I would stop and admire some works here and there, I understood very quickly that I’m falling in love with the city. When I think ‘Lisbon’ I think ‘woman’. And it’s because of this wall by Tami Hopf in Alfama (done in 2016 – coincidence?):

While I was getting to know the areas of Lisbon more and more, I kept on “discovering” new works, but it was May 2017 that made a big difference in my perception of street art and the artists behind it. There was an event in Amoreiras with the old school graffiti writers and I decided to and have a look. I took my camera with me and tried to document the progress of beautifications without interrupting the guys painting… but surprisingly some of them would stop painting when they saw a new face around. That’s how I met Obey, Slap, Utopia, Roteweiller and indirectly the person behind Street Art Lovers on Instagram (who is now my good friend).

And that’s where things get complicated, because I wanted to show you the photos from that event, but the DVD with those photos is unreadable…

At least I can keep it short now! 🙂

I tried to take a good photo of every wall I found interesting, a wall that had a decent work on it and my Instagram used to be full of those photos. Through all those people I met other artists, they would share information about other events and I would get to see more walls and take more photos…

I will keep the rest for another post. Below are some of the works of my favorite artists, but I still wish I could show you some of those from Amoreiras from 2017…

Street photos from Warsaw

I spent a fun week in Warsaw, Poland in February and a part of the fun was street photography. Woke up early morning on Monday to capture people walking to work in the moody narrow streets of Warsaw Old Town covered in subtle rays of winter sun. It was warm that day for February – around 12 degrees Celsius, which was a nice surprise for me – summer lover!

Until early afternoon without rushing to any specific point I ended up with a decent amount of photos that I was happy with. All taken with my Canon 6D Mark II and 50mm f1.4 lens.

My partner in crime this time was Magda – @by.strangee – who I met via Instagram and she’s a real street photography lover. Make sure you pay a visit on her profile 😉

Enough talking, enjoy the photos!