Fashion Portraiture on Lomography Color Negative 800 Film by Ayut Sukvityee

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These days film photography is slowly making its way back into the fashion sphere. With distinct grain and colors, brands and creative directors are aware of the beauty and charm of film. Ayut Sukvityee, who goes by @Chocolateart on Instagram, is one of those photographers who champions film for commercial use. Browsing through his feed you can see how he uses Lomography Color Negative 800 expertly to achieve striking and mesmerizing fashion portraits.

Credits to @Chocolateart

Greetings Ayut! Can you tell us how you started your analogue journey?

I started my analogue journey using toy cameras when I was in high school. I mostly played around and shot with these cameras until I got an SLR film camera and then started to try my hand at professional photography in university and still continue to do this today.

What kind of gear do you usually use?

The main cameras I use for work are the Canon EoS 5, and EoS 55 with Canon ef24-70 2.8L lens. Besides that, I also have a Leica Minilux Zoom, just for more casual shooting or when I need to shoot without thinking.

How would you describe your style of photography?

I like doing fashion photography, especially fashion portraiture. I usually like working with brands and using natural light.

Credits to @Chocolateart

What makes a good portrait?

I think when you communicate properly and find a level of understanding you can get the best photos. I think good chemistry between the photographer and the subject is something underrated and it will really make your portrait stand out. Besides those, scouting for good and unique locations, finding the right model, and getting the right equipment are just as important. I prefer shooting in natural light so finding the perfect time to shoot is also very important to me.

Can you walk us through your process on a shoot from beginning to end?

Usually, another photographer uses digital while I use film. Most of the work involves me being on the fly and just shooting when I think I have a good shot. Since I can't use flash I mostly need to use a film stock with ISO so I can shoot all the time without disturbing the other photographer or videographer. I usually have to get everything developed as soon as possible since I need to submit the photos around the same time as the digital ones. I usually have a go-to lab so I can get good-quality scans in a timely manner

Credits to @Chocolateart

I saw you often use Lomography Color Negative 800 film. How did you start using it and what do you like about it?

I used to use all the other Lomography Color Negative film like the 100, and 400 but I chose to use 800 often because I needed a high ISO for shooting indoors. Since then it has been my go-to film stock for my work. It is quite suitable for my working needs. And I like the colors that you get from the film. It matches my personal preferences which is why I always use it.

Besides photography what do you like doing in your spare time?

I collect toy cameras. Most of them are plastic cartoon-designed cameras or old products. I like the colors, the patterns, and the package boxes. They're too cute. I collect records too, especially Thai music with some of them being chosen because of how good the album cover is.

Credits to @Chocolateart

What’s it like being a film photographer in Thailand?

Quite good. Over the past 4–5 years, the film camera community in Thailand has been more active again and you're bound to make more acquaintances and friends. Besides this, more film photographers are getting hired. On the reverse side though, film isn't cheap so not everyone can shoot as regularly. In Thailand, you can mostly buy films and cameras from pages like A Girl Has Film, Sheep Film, and Ud Camera. You can get your rolls developed in Unknownfilm, Space Cat Lab, and Film No Die Studio.

Can you share with us a couple of your favorite photos and the story behind them?

The first photos were taken during a day when my camera's shutter probably was out of sync for some reason. This caused the photo to be underexposed but everything worked somehow. Though it looks more faded it added a new overall mood for the work which complimented the location and outfits. The faded color tones made it look vintage and brought everything together in a way that was not expected.

Credits to @Chocolateart

The second photos are a set that was in between sets. When we opened the room, it appeared that there was gorgeous natural light shining bursting through the room, and came down to the table that was set just right. I didn't expect this kind of lighting since it was my first time taking photos here so I had to make use of this opportunity and got these really lovely shots.

Do you have any advice or words you want to share with the rest of the Lomography Community?

I'm excited that the film communities are thriving again but I hope that the film camera market becomes just as active. As more and more people go back to film I hope we can get new cameras, film stocks, and accessories for us to try out and play around with. I also recommend trying out all the film stocks you can but also find one that resonates with your style.

Credits to @Chocolateart

We thank Ayut Sukvityee for his wonderful photos. Be sure to check him out on Instagram.

written by rocket_fries0036 on 2024-06-12 #gear #people #fashion #portrait #natural-light #lomography-color-negative-800 #cn800 #apac

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  1. kyla_elliott
    kyla_elliott ·

    Wow! Incredible images :-) Lomo 800 is one of my all time faves.

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