5 Questions on Analogue Photography with Gavin Hammond

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In this new and on-going series we have selected some of the most enthusiastic film photography fanatics and asked them 5 simple questions that gives us an insight into their passion for all things analogue. We also get to see some of their own photographs. Today, we talk to Gavin Hammond.

Name: Gavin Hammond
Occupation: Gentleman
Country: The independent republic of Lambeth, South London, UK

1. Tell us about yourself in three sentences maximum?
Writer. Producer. Musician. Lomo photographer. Cartoonist. Lo-fi filmmaker. Poem-maker. Internet junkie. Londoner. Creates a little every day.

Photos: Gavin Hammond

2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
Black and white film will always be the most atmospheric, moody and romantic format you can ever hope to capture light with. Plus, my fans on Tumblr just dig it more!

3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
Nuttin’ – just a Lomo LC-A+ and that’s it. I take it with me everywhere and never, ever crop, Photoshop or alter my images. The day I don’t take my Lomo with me is the day I miss photographing something epic that one day, long after I am dead, I may have been famous for.

4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Put my girlfriend, Persia Porzia, in it – she’s the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen. Other than that, it really is just about capturing the light: don’t think about images, think about lighting. And always try to make people wish they’d seen what was going on just outside the frame.

Photos: Gavin Hammond

5. What photographers influence your work?
Francesca Woodman. Lee Miller. My mum. That’s it.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions Gavin! To see more of Gavin’s work visit the following sites:
Gavin Hammond tumblr
Gavin Hammond Flickr
Also have a look at Gavins blog site too!

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written by hannah_brown on 2011-12-02 in #lifestyle #london #film #analogue-photography #uk #soho #store #5-questions-series #lgs

One Comment

  1. tobysun
    tobysun ·

    what films did he use?

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