"You can do beautiful photos with a 30$ camera you know."

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 36 years old, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, I am primary a 2d/3d artist, from an artistic background, I love movies and that probably made me pick up a camera some years ago.
Alfredo Cristinziano Amélie
pentax67ii, kodak portra800 pushed to 1600

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

I always enjoyed taking portraits and I actually shot digital before film. I tried to touch every kind of photography there was, from landscape, to weddings and to newborn. As I was shooting digital clearly something was missing in the artistic approach, when I decided to get into the film game is when I opened a door to something so authentic and fascinating.
Alfredo Cristinziano Samantha
polaroid 600SE, fp-3000b

Being inspired by classic masters and by the likes of modern photographers like Ryan Muirhead and Jan Scholz, I pushed my style to where it is today by booking shoots and getting out there with an open mind without being afraid of trying different things.
Alfredo Cristinziano Megan
pentax67ii, kodak400tx pushed to 1600

Shooting film is not only about the grain, the awesome colors, the beautiful bnw or the dynamic range, it's about slowing down, thinking of your shot and making it count. For lots of amateurs and photographers out there it's always about the gear, the technology, the sharpness and the right now, of course there is gear talk with analog but I feel so relieved to not take part in the race to always get what's the new thing in stores. You can do beautiful photos with a 30$ camera you know. Some people are just missing out because they limit themselves with excuses and principals.

Every once in a while I see someone following my work pick up an old 35mm camera to give it a run, I must be doing something right.
Alfredo Cristinziano Gabrielle
canonetql17 GIII, cinestill 800t pushed to 3200

What type of film do you usually shoot and what made you choose it?

I tried lots of different types of film, my favorite remains kodak400tx on the bnw side. For color I love me some portra800, but these days due to it being so expensive I tend to shoot more of lomo800 for it’s vivid colors. Love to experiment with cinestill 800t, can’t get tired of those lovely night scenes. Kodak gold for the sunny days and any expired film from time to time is also great to shoot.
Alfredo Cristinziano Megan
pentax67ii, kodak400tx pushed to 1600

What camera makes you click?

My beloved pentax67ii is my favorite camera right now with the only lens I own for this beast, the 105 2.5.
I also bring my canonet ql17 GIII to every shoot I do, it’s my cheap man’s Leica, love having a rangefinder available.
The goose, the polaroid600SE mixed with some sadly discontinued fp-3000b, speaks for itself.
I have to mention the Olympus XA, a great carry on camera, small but effective, makes beautiful photos when I am able to focus properly :).

Alfredo Cristinziano Maimiti
canonetql17 GIII, cinestill 800t pushed to 3200
Alfredo Cristinziano Shoshanna
pentax67ii, expired kodak portra400nc
Alfredo Cristinziano Amélie
pentax67ii, kodak400tx
Alfredo Cristinziano Kimberly
canonetql17 GIII, kodak gold
Alfredo Cristinziano Kimberly
pentax67ii, kodak400tx

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