In our ongoing series “5 questions on analogue photography with…” we send out the same set of questions to different photographers. This time we talked to sleep dream. Hailing from Hong Kong, she’s a dreamer, a photographer and a part-time traveler. Feeling curious about who this mysterious girl is? Take a look at the gallery she’s put together for us!
Name: sleep dream
City: Hong Kong
1. Tell us something about yourself in three sentences maximum.
I always want to travel to somewhere, especially when I am just back from a trip.
I think art is magic.
I can’t distinguish between dreams and reality.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
I think photography is all about capturing the moment. And the moment is the instant when you press the shutter. Try shooting with a manual medium format camera and you will know what I mean. The experience is about capturing the world you see. The lens is your eye, it’s part of you. None of these experiences can be found in digital photography.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
Usually my Nikon FE or Olympus Trip 35, loaded with Kodak 400 films. Sometimes I bring my Polaroid SX70 SonarOneStep or the Kiev 88 for special occasions.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result in a great photo.
Is it possible to have such a trick? I don’t know. I don’t believe that. You can avoid taking a bad photo, but it’s so hard to take a great photo. My best bet is to only photograph something you think is very beautiful. That’s what I do all the time. And it usually works.
5. Which photographers influence your work?
Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper. I know they are painters but they are still my favorites.
Thanks for answering our questions sleep dream!