5 Questions on Analogue Photography with Christian Pitschl

In this new ongoing series "5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…" we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time Christian Pitschl – friend, photographer, musician and most likely person to meet when I am going out – answered these and prepared a gallery of his photos.

1. Tell us about yourself.
I’m Chris, I was born in the very north of Italy and moved to Vienna, Austria when I was 19 to go to an audio engineering school. I’ve been working as a graphic designer, musician and photographer ever since I graduated as I prefer doing those things.

Christian Pitschl

2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
‘Cause it’s more fun than shooting digitally: I love the way analog looks, I don’t like wasting a lot of time sitting in front of the computer retouching digital material until it looks as good as film, I don’t wanna see the pictures I take right away, I like the excitement that comes from waiting for the photos to be developed and you get really small and great cameras for little money.

3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
I used to have a huge collection of cameras, Lomography brought me into photography really and now I’m mostly carrying around either my Olympus Mju 1 or my Contax T3. I love the Mju as it is sharp, fast, small and cheap and I like to have a camera with me at all times. And with the Mju it wouldn’t be the end of the world, if it got dirty or I lost it. I usually use cheap film I get at the drug store.

4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
There are many tricks that can help taking photos. E.g. I think it often looks great to take portraits with backlight, I like the light of bright cloudy days (without intense sunshine) and the idea of only shooting when you feel like there’s something really special to a moment. I like a small DOF when there’s a lot going on in a scene and big DOF in calm moments. What I also love is not caring too much about what the outcome might look like.

5. What photographers influence your work?
Most photographers that inspire me are talented people on Flickr and Tumblr like Jeff Luker, Mark Peckmezian, Lukasz Wierzbowski, Noah Kalina, Alison Scarpulla, Amy Lombard, Rianna Cox, Dusdin Condren, Matthew Genitempo, Viktor Gardsäter, Randy P. Martin, Ériver Hijano, James Whitmore, Neil Krug, Chris Heads, Salva López, Anna Morosini, Maurizio di Iorio, Anna Liisa Liiver, Luke Byrne and many many more.

Thanks, Chris, for taking the time to answer these questions! See more of his work on christianpitschl.com and hossamadonna.com, follow him on Tumblr and befriend him on Flickr.

written by recurving on 2011-08-26 in #lifestyle #olympus-mju-1 #5-questions-series #contax-t3 #christian-pitschl

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