Ever since he got his very first camera, Martin Bruno embarked on this exciting photographic journey. Traveling and exploring the unknown is what drives him to take unforgettable shots of all those places he had the pleasure of seeing. In this interview, Martin talks about his plans for the future and reveals why do film makers and musicians inspire him better than his fellow photographers.
Hey, Martin! Welcome to Lomography Magazine! What exciting projects are you working on at the moment?
A book about Siracusa in Sicily and a trip to Georgia and Armenia.
What first attracted you to photography and how did you discover it?
When I was 14, my mother gave me the mythical Nikkormat, and since then I have never stopped traveling.
What did your beginnings in photography look like? Now that you are an established photographer, is there anything you would say to your younger-self?
When the Berlin Wall failed in 1989, I set my mind to go and do a documentary in Poland, Russia, Moldavia. Something I would say to my younger-self will probably be: "Stay longer on your road trip."
In your opinion, what makes analog photography special? What motivated you to give the film a shot?
It’s all about fantasy! The fact that you don’t see what you do, you feel it. When you go to sleep, you dream about the shot you took, wondering how unique it’s gone be.
What are some of your favorite photographers that influenced your creative thinking and photographic style?
Film maker and musicians influenced me much more. Kurosawa and Peckinpah for the conflict between men and nature. The Grateful Dead and the Pink Floyd for their search of experimentation.
What is your "go-to camera" when you are traveling?
Making music with my 6X7 Pentax!
Can you tell us a bit more about your creative process? What is a day like on a shoot with Martin Bruno?
Usually, I make road trips…Step by step, follow the wind, I can spend 3 hours on photographing a stone. I like to take my time. I think that photography is a hunt for good light!
What are your plans for the future? Can we expect more inspiring work from you soon?
I have many projects to do, always in nature. One of my dreams is to make a book about Caucasia, I’ve been there several times, but I want to stay longer and talk about their family values and the stars they have in their eyes.