In our ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” we sent out our set of questions to Matthias Heiderich. A self-taught photographer from Berlin who’s got talent for unique photos and wonderful tunes as musician. Have a look at the gallery he prepared for us!
Name: Matthias Heiderich
1. Tell us about yourself in three sentences maximum?
My name is Matthias. I’m into music and photography. Nice to meet you!
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
Well, I don’t want to add anything to the analogue vs. digital photography discussion. I use both. Each has its pros and cons and its right to exist. To me analogue photography is slow photography, photography for aficionados. I use digital cameras when I have to work, when it has to be fast and accurate. I shoot analogue when I want to create something unique and beautiful. I love the feeling of not knowing what the final picture will look like in the end.
3. What photographic equipment (cameras, films, and accessories) do you usually have in your bag?
Different films (still searching for my favourite one), a Weltaflex twin lens camera, Pentax Asahi, a Canon 5DMKII was added lately, sometimes I have Polaroid cameras with me.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
Take a picture of a person you love.
5. What photographers influence your work?
Josef Schulz, Christoph Morlinghaus, Garmonique, Stephen Shore, Keith Davis Young, many many more.
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