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 Rachel Winslow.
Name: Rachel Winslow
1.Tell us about yourself in three sentences maximum.
I just moved to Chicago after a year and a half of traveling. I never leave my house without a camera and a notebook in my bag. I own 26 cameras, and I use most of them regularly.
2 Why do you still shoot analogue?With film, I’m not just pressing a button and getting a photo. I’m going through a whole tangible process to get the shot that I have in my head. Going through that process makes it so much more rewarding when I do get the shot that I love.
3 What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?I always seem to have my Holga in my bag, and lately I’ve been shooting more with my Yashica Electro 35. I used to carry around a bunch of cameras with me, but lately I’ve been trying to only take out 1 or 2 so I can really concentrate on those rolls and the direction I want to take with them. Also, my mini tripod goes with me everywhere.
4 Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Experiment with double exposures. Pay attention to light. Take photos of the people you love.
5 What photographers influence your work?
I’m a huge fan of Annette Pehrsson. She captures such beauty in the simple things around her. I found her blog about a year ago, and I’m constantly amazed and in awe of the photographs that she takes. Vivian Maier is also somebody that I really admire. Her story and her photographs are just incredible. Also, I really love Jackie Young, Massou, and David Adam Salinas. Their photos have completely different styles but are all so inspiring to me.