In this new ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time, Kathryn Yu – designer, photographer, and a jack of many trades – answered these and sent along a selection of her work.
Name: Kathryn Yu
Occupation: User experience designer/photographer/recreational drinker/jack of many trades
1. Tell us something about yourself.
“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager!" – Cave Johnson
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
I love the surprise from getting a roll of film back. My digital SLR will never capture the same dynamic range. Also, it just looks awesome.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
Right now: LC-Wide, Lomo ActionSampler, and the Sprocket Rocket. The others change around a bit, but I always have an LC-A+ or LC-Wide with me.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
I like getting down low or lying on the ground. It’s a different perspective.
5. Which photographers influence your work?
I always wish I could be Lee Friedlander.