5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…" we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time, Eric Chan – a photographer from Malaysia – answered these and sent along a selection of his work.
Name: Chan Hooi Chong (Eric)
1. Tell us about yourself in three sentences maximum?
Photography to me, it’s similar, as human being needs water, it’s happened naturally.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
Analogue photography meaning that we will face a lot of technical challenges, such as technical shooting skills as well as the darkroom processing problems.
These photos, which require long processing time and whole lot of focus to complete it, tend to make me addicted to them.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
Accustomed to using small compact camera, Ricoh GR1V and Minolta TC-1 always standby inside my 10-year-old waist pack.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
My approach is to get out from home, observing and feel the atmosphere surrounding as this would be the basic requirement, and then I slowly accumulate number of shots. Compared to a single photo, I tend to learn to show it in a series. So I enjoyed searching a fragment from the contact prints and playing the game of photo editorial.
5. Which photographers influence your work?
MAGNUM PHOTO is still my favorite and the coolest group, they inspire me the way of observing the world in multi possibility and I felt I had traveled around the world while I looking on their works! I appreciate their passion and originality.
Thanks to Eric Chan for taking the time to answer these questions! See more of his work on his website