Analog heart beat, by Daniel Schöps
"My heart beats for black and white!"
Tell us about yourself.
I was born in the summer of ´84 and live in Siegburg, a cozy little town near Cologne, Germany.
For paying my bills, I work half the time as a photographer. The other half, I do a lot of different jobs. For not beeing bored ;)
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
My first camera was a heritage from my grandfather. A Praktica SuperTL1000. This was 15 years ago. The first time, it was only trial and error. But I managed it and the last 5-6 years I started properly shooting film with good results... I hope so!
What type of film do you usually shoot and what made you choose it?
I shoot a wide varity of films. But my heart beats for black and white! Kodak Tri-X 400 and Ilford HP 5 Plus 400 are always a good choice.
What camera makes you click?
A lot! I am a collector, and there are around 50 cameras in working condition. But one of my favorite 35mm is a Yashica FX3 Super 2000 and medium format a Zeiss Ikon Ikonta M.
Between black and white and colour film which would you choose?
As I said: my heart beats for B&W!
What lenses do you use?
Only fixed focal lenght. I´ve got a wide varity of 50mm lenses for all kind of bayonet mount. Nice ones are a 45mm pancake 2.8 for Pentax K or a Zeiss Tessar 50mm 2.8 for Exakta mount.