In this new ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time John DePrisco – award-winning photojournalist based from Kansas City, Missouri – sent over his insight and his work.
Name: John DePrisco
Country: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1. Tell us about yourself in three sentences maximum?
I study Photojournalism and Art-Photography at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I got my start shooting holgas in 2002. After college I took an internship with an amazing commercial photography studio in Kansas City, MO, where I live and have a studio now. I shoot full-time as a photographer mainly shooting portraits and weddings.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
Analogue is a great break from digital, there isn’t a screen on the back of the camera, you don’t know what you’re going to get. Waiting for the film to get developed from the processors make it fun.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
In the Toy Camera Bag! By far my favorite plastic camera is the Woca 120. I have a few other Holga 120’s, holga polaroid, holga 135, Lomo LC-A, Horizon 202, Diana F+, Fujifilm instax 210, Film canister pinholes, 8 Banner Pinhole, some homemade pinholes, and the newest camera in the bag is the 360 Spinner, which is an amazing fun camera!
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Just have some fun, think outside the box. Tape up the holga sides so the back doesn’t fly open! Always have a camera on you.
5. What photographers influence your work?
James Nachtwey, Photojournalist http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
Nick Vedros, Commercial Photographer http://vedros.com/
Michel Bayard, Pinhole Photographer