The next interview in our ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” is with Lukasz Wierzbowski. Read his answers and browse through a gallery of unpublished works.
1. Tell us about yourself.
I’m a dental technician, social psychologist and a self taught photographer currently living and working in Wroclaw.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
I’m not very good with all the new technology, I try keep my life simple. The fact that analogue picture exists in a physical and not just a bunch of digital data seems somehow magical. Besides analogue makes me look for the perfect moment to press the shutter button.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
I kinda got used to Canon Rebel K2 and even though it has lots of limitations I still enjoy working with it. I also use Canon Elan II, Olympus Mju II and Canonet 28. There is also place for few rolls of iso 100/200 films.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
I’m not sure if that kind of trick exists. I usually try to find a detail of the situation that can draw the viewers attention in any way. It can the models attitude, surrounding, lightning or the movement. Following your instincts always helps.
5. Which photographers influence your work?
Wolfgang Tillmans, Guy Bourdin, William Eggleston.
Thanks, Lukasz, for taking the time to answer these questions! See more of his work on his website lukaszwierzbowski.com.