Praktis, my man!

As usual – a little background. Lisbon being full of graffiti, street art of all kinds introduced me to some abstract faces here and there (alright, I’ve seen maybe 3 or 4) in 2017 and I realized that the author – Praktis – is from Poland, like me. Tagged him in my stories and because the pieces were still fresh I wanted to meet the guy, but turned out he was no longer here in Lisbon. Anyway we kept in touch and I was asked to take some photos of this awesome t-shirt! Luckily, one of the pieces that Praktis left behind is still in a good state (although the other half is already missing…) I used it as a background. Big thank you to Saula (a very good singer by the way!) for being a great model to work with.

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Praktis-Gallery-259320568097040/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praktisoficjalnie/

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).