Last week I spent less than 1 hour at this location with my girlfriend and we took some photos of each other. I used my DSLR and she used her Nikon F3 with Kodak Colorplus. You can see my work below and hers will most likely land on her Instagram and website soon.
PS. We do not encourage shooting on train tracks at any time, we had permission and confirmation there’s no trains coming to the sidings any time soon, so we were safe and far from main railway.
Lately I focused more on taking analogue photos, but I still do take some shots with my DSLR. Not as much as before the lock down though, but below you can find a set of random photos I took over the past couple of months.
By the end of May I ordered a couple of expired rolls of film from Narc and Ilford Delta 100 was the first one from the lot I tried. Its expiration date was January 1998, so I wasn’t sure of the results. I used it on my trip to Tomar, but most of the shots were taken in Lisbon. Below are a few examples (also posted on my Behance profile).
You heard about the “couple goals”? I met a couple who have plenty of common goals. One of them is film, another cinematography and another is pictures. And many more – I am sure of it! Our story started pretty funny and I remember this very well today. I was walking around the flea market in Lisbon, on the lookout for some cheap film and cameras (by the way, I failed to find “cheap”) and I saw this girl shooting sneaky photos of people in a cafe where I stopped with a friend for a beer. I approached her because it was the time I was very interested in street photography of this kind – non-invasive and quiet. Big bonus for shooting that with an analogue camera! I didn’t want to be a pain, so I just asked if I can see her gallery online and we exchanged our Instagram accounts. Totally worth checking that! It turned out that she was only visiting Lisbon, but will be back shortly. And you know what? We met again! We could talk a lot about photography and I also learned from her, which really matters for me. She seemed like a genuine person, who was not afraid to share her skill with (almost) a stranger. And if she was so cool, how could her boyfriend be any worse? Not at all! They are both filmmakers and cinematographers, both talented and knowledgeable. And most important fact is that they are both giving their true opinions. Real stuff only. And I am so happy that I could go for a photowalk with Giulia, I am happy that I could shoot some videos with Gonçalo. I am even more happy that we could have some drinks and dinners together. But I am sad, because I miss these two amazing souls, who live their lives happily in Italy now. Can’t wait to meet them again. But why am I even telling you this? It’s because these two people are important to me and I miss them a lot! And they gave me a roll of Portra 160 for my birthday last year! I only shot it recently, because I had some issues with my camera, but here it comes. You can wipe your tears and enjoy the photos – or if you dislike them – cry again.
To Giulia and Gonçalo – thank you very much for this gift 🙂
Below you can find a table with links to my friends’ works:
I think it’s OK to admit that I made a mistake. Mistake – because I didn’t change ISO on my camera after shooting a roll of Portra at ISO 160. So when I inserted a new roll of Ilford HP5+ it was shot at the wrong speed. Or “wrong”? I only realised this by the end of the roll, but it has been saved – by developing it shorter than standard ISO 400 roll of this kind. So basically I have a roll of Ilford HP5+ ISO 400 shot at ISO 160 and developed as ISO 200. Feel lost yet? 🙂 Fear not, it came out from the tank in a good shape. Check the result by yourself. And if you want to see more, check out the rest of the photos I liked on my Behance page: https://www.behance.net/gallery/97319531/Ilford-HP5-%28200%29
And now a bonus, because it brings good vibes. We met this man, the goat keeper, and he was very happy to allow us take a photo of him. Do you think he would be even happier, if he received a print of this picture? 🙂
Back in 2019 I decided to take part in a collective exhibition organized through a Facebook group – Lisbon Analogue Photography. The initial plan was to show our photos in 2 different spots – Livraria Ferin and Ler Devagar – both are libraries located in Lisbon, Portugal. The final decision was that exhibition consists of 7 photographers and each will display 6 photos taken with a film camera. As the title says it was photos of Lisbon presented through the unique vision and framing of each one of us.
Unfortunately, the exhibition at Ler Devagar had to be closed early due to the current situation and instead being on display for nearly 3 weeks, the place was closed after around a week or so.
Nevertheless, it was a great experience for me and I believe the other photographers share the same feeling. Even more special for me, because it was my first exhibition ever. At this point I would like to thank each one involved in organizing the whole thing and allowing us to display our frames at their spaces.
No more talking – below is a collage of my photos I printed for this exhibition.
I decided not to add any titles and just leave it for the viewer for interpretation.
Just wanted to quickly let you know that opening of our collective exhibition happened yesterday and this time we are exhibiting our analogue photos at Ler Devagar in LX Factory. You can see it all for free until 22nd March.
It’s been a while since I posted something here – quiet period for me due to cold weather and some ongoing changes. But my photos are working for me in backstage! Here you can download a PDF file of the Star Wax Magazine France – January release contains some of my pictures I took of my friends in events in Lisbon. Printed version coming soon. Enjoy!