5 Questions on Analogue Photography with Aaron Durand

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In this new ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time, Aaron Durand – Portland native and Twitter employee – answered these and sent along a selection of his work.

Name: Aaron Durand
Summary: every, day, dude
Occupation: Twitter, Inc.
Country: USA

1. Tell us something about yourself.
Urban dweller. I like to explore places abandoned by their former inhabitants. I’ve been shooting these places on film for roughly a year.

2. Why do you still shoot in analogue?
Film has an amount of depth that I believe is unattainable in digital photography.

3. What are the photographic paraphernalia (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your camera bag?
My film cameras include:

  • Olympus XA
  • Minolta X-370
  • Holga
  • Diana F+
  • Polaroid SX-70
  • Minolta SR-T
  • Pentacon Six TL

I usually have my Olympus XA and my Pentacon Six TL with me at all times. I shoot different films for different scenarios, always learning on the go. Kodak Ektar is a great warm film for sunny days. Fuji Velvia will give you blues and reds unmatched by other films. I’ve also really been enjoying the tones in Rollei CR 200.

4. Share with us a killer trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Take the lens cap off.

5. Which photographers influence your work?
William Eggleston, Vivian Maier, and all my friends.

Big thanks to Aaron for taking the time to answer these questions! You can find more of Aaron’s photographs here and here. Also, check out his official website and tumblr.

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