Did you miss the Show Your Stash series? We're bringing it back this week, starting with Manila-based artist Kadin Tiu. Check out the analogue goods she keeps in her bag and studio and get inspired to submit your own film essentials to the Magazine. Who knows, you might just be our next featured photographer!
I work mainly as a professional painter/visual artist but my roots will always be photography. My work requires that I stay in my studio for long hours especially when preparing for show so for my stash, I would like to share things that are essential for my daily needs in my space. —Kadin Tiu
- Nikon FM 10 (with 50mm f/1.2 AI-S lens) – my first and most used SLR, previously owned by my dad. My experience with this camera goes way back, I’m very comfortable with it and love it unconditionally.
- Zorki 4-K – recently bought 35mm rangefinder camera, easier to find and much more affordable than the Leica
- Fujifilm Instax 210 Wide Instant Camera: – this one’s awfully bulky but that’s what I love about it, it looks like a kid’s huge toy cam. It’s fun to carry, wide format, fast and quite addictive. The film’s a bit expensive though, so I have to be picky on what to shoot; always visualize and compose before shooting.
- Canon QL – back-up camera. I have yet to experience this camera. It was previously owned by my dad too.
- Ricoh GR III – a basic, dependable digital camera which I use to digitally document almost anything, in and out of my studio space
- Kodak Portra 160/400:- this one has excellent colour reproduction, fine grain even at 400
- Fujifilm Provia 100F – bright colours and contrast, easier to work with. Great for portraits too.
- Fujifilm Velvia 100F – I have to say my favourite slide film – dramatic colours, great for landscapes and nature scenes
- Kodak Tri-X 400 – great contrast, coarser grain excellent option for street shots.
- Kodak T-Max 400 – finest-grained 400-speed black and white film, has very smooth tones.
- Fuji Neopan 400 – works great on different lighting conditions.
- Case of sanned films-to-CDS, boxes for films and developed instants, envelopes for processed films – I’m generally an organized person. I can’t start my work day until my studio is spotless. I clean before and after working and everything should be in its right place.
- Moleskin, Post-its, Pencils – where I note and fill pages with thoughts, ideas on specific things I want to work on.
- Books – source of endless inspiration and knowledge.
- iPod – I’m not a huge fan of music playing when working – I like to keep things quiet. But I do listen to music from time to time outside work to keep me inspired and motivated.
- Laptop and phones – I’ve never really been a big fan of technology but it is certainly a tool I use, though for me the less excessive and the more discreet it is, the better
Thanks for showing us your stash, Kadin Tiu!
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