Introducing – Bruna aka @bwretzky

Brunam, aka @bwretzky, originally grew up in Jaú, a small town in the countryside of São Paulo in Brazil. The 29-year-old came to Frankfurt in Germany to further her education as a Chemist and start a job in Research. Here she tells us about her journey with Photography and her newly found love for analogue Photography.

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Tell us about your journey with photography, especially analogue photography:

When I was just a teenage girl and first got into college, before I changed to the career path I’m following currently, my first degree was in graphic design and I remember being particularly excited about the photography 101 course we were going to have. I soon got a digital SLR I’ve used for work and I also photographed as a hobby for a few years before losing that passion along with most of my will to live when my soul died. Recently I’ve tried to get back to photography because I fondly remember experimenting with my digital camera. I tried going to different places to shoot and getting new gear, but what got me truly interested in photography again was going analogue.

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I’ve messed with instant photography for the past couple of years, but I never really got the hang of it. So I got what I consider my first film camera while browsing instant cameras and film on Lomography Deutschland’s amazon shop in early October 2019. It was a Sprocket Rocket and I got it because, honestly, the name is cool. It reminds me of my favorite band and one of their songs, I still pronounce it as SP rocket rocket in my head, and probably always will. That’s what caught my attention, I’m not gonna lie. It also looks cool, so there I went. I got it without even being sure of what I was going to do with it. Since then, I’ve been searching for analogue photography related info around the internet and playing around with the multiple cameras I dug on eBay because I have no self control.

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How did you find Lomography? What do you think about the Community?

I found lomography when I started shooting digital, probably over ten years ago. I even created my account on the website many years ago, but only started using it now. Back then I was a broke student living in Brazil, and it was not really possible for me to try anything with film. As a slightly less broke student living in Germany, it got much more accessible and realistic.

I am very happy to be a part of the community. Even though it is well established and filled with amazing artists, I don’t feel threatened or am put off by it. The community is welcoming, encouraging and inspiring.

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Do you have a favourite Picture on your LomoHome?

Credits: bwretzky

This is some wisteria seen from bellow, taken with my Canon Av-1 and a 50mm 1.8 on LomoChrome Purple. It’s one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken, I absolutely love it’s colors.

What's your favourite Camera/Film?

I mostly use my Canon AV-1 with a 50mm 1.8 lens, aperture priority has always been my jam. I prefer to use SLRs because they fit my style better, my photos have always been some detail isolated with a rather shallow depth of field (as seen on my very old Flickr page I almost forgot I had). So far I’ve been trying different things with film, but I can already see myself going back to that little by little.

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There is a lot to dig around the film department, so far my favorites are LomoChrome purple and lady grey, they haven’t failed to astonish me every time I use them.

Where do you get your inspiration? Can you tell us a bit about your creative process?

I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from nature lately. I grew up in a very rural area and Frankfurt is not exactly much like that, so I like to go to the residential areas of the neighborhoods in the outskirts of the city and shoot anything that drags my attention. I grab my camera and walk around searching the floor, bushes, doors and trees like I lost my wallet or something.

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Lastly, do you have some inspirational words/tips you want to give our readers?

Look around like you lost something and you may actually find something nice.

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Thank you for sharing your Pictures and your story with us Bruna! Check out her LomoHome and Instagram and leave some love!

written by alinaxeniatroniarsky on 2020-07-29 #culture #people

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