In this series of articles on film photography, we asked the 5 same questions to film photographers. This week, we talk with Mathieu Vilasco, a french photographer living in Paris. He shows us some of his favorite picture and tells us why he sticks to film photography.
Name: Mathieu Vilasco
City: Paris, France
1. Tell us about something about yourself.
I’m a photographer from Paris, i’m plurial and I dont like the technique, I only trust the feeling.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
I came back to analogue photography somehting like 2 years ago, I was looking for something more pure, more real, with noise, failure and blurry lights, I’m not into photoshop and stuff, and today, with digital pics, it’s way too easy to make something if you have some computer skills, and i’m not into that kind of thing.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
I always carry one of my two favorite cameras, a Leica M6 or a Canon AV1 . I quite like expired films, I have some some italian stuff that I found on internet, and I also use a lot of Portra 400 and 800 , and for black & white, I really like to go with high ASA, like the Ilford 3200ASA or the Kodak T-Max for deep blacks.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Hmmm, breathing on your lense after the focus is always cool, especially when the light starts to go down at the end of the day, you get some kind of blurry-foggy effect…
5. What photographers influence your work?
A lot of photographers inspire me, but i really Lina Scheynus’s work, Tim Barber, Ryan McGinley, Larry Clark and Will Govus…
Thanks to Mathieu for taking the time to answer these questions ! Browse more of his pictures on his blog":http://nothingbutdailypoetry.blogspot.com/ !