"I like to play with lights in film photography."

Tell us about yourself.

22, I'm from Chile and currently studying psychology and philosophy (this is my 4th year), working sporadically doing analog photography workshops for the lomography embassy here in Chile, and playing in a band.
Andrés Martínez Detrás de los (Seguda edición). Camera Canon A-1, film kodak elitechrome (100 asa), cross process.

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

I started at age 15. I was very attracted to the results of the Diana+ camera, with its plastic lens and aesthetics that entails.
Andrés Martínez Da la vida. Camera Lc-wide, film Fujifilm velvia (100 asa), cross process.

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

Generally i choose the slides films even if they are expired, this is for their great explosion of colors and sometimes for their cool tones.
Andrés Martínez Smoke Screen. Camera Canon A-1, film kodak elitechrome (100 asa), cross process.

What camera makes you click?

Canon A-1 and Lc-wide.
Andrés Martínez 最終電車. Camera Lc-wide, film Lomochrome purple (100 asa).

Between black and white and colour film which would you choose?

What a difficult question!, i guess that black and white is really amazing, they always have something very intense and mysterious, however, i prefer color film because they have always accompanied me in my experimental follies.

What lenses do you use?

A Canon 50mm 1:1.8, a Vivitar 80-200mm 1:4.5, and a Minigon 17mm 1:4.5

Do you make any experiments on film?

Yes! I like to play with lights in film photography very much, I also take long exposures and multiple exposures. In fact, a couple of photos from this selection have been made with two lenses, making multiple exposure; for example: a photo of the landscape, and another photo for a portrait (i love doing that too).
Andrés Martínez 夢見がちな少女、舞い上がる、空へ. Camera Canon A-1, film kodak elitechrome (100 asa), cross process.

What inspires you?

Chance of beauty of visual arts, the truth is art in general, the absurd, things related. Actually I'm developing an analog photography project called Dadagraphy (the photos in this selection are part of this project):

"Dadagraphy work was influenced by the Dada art movement, characterized by experimentation and change cherishing the dream of abstracting time and space. Dadagraphy evokes dreamlike environments through multiple exposures and long exposures that leaves in the hands of contingency the final result, giving prominence to the aesthetic experience and criticizing how the traditional photography is taught today.

De facto, it’s not a historic protest, but the challenge to accumulate of all the light that can provide the contingent circumstances, resulting in the the subsequent explosion of colors and capture of an infinite climax."

Do you think that in 20 years from now you'll still be shooting film?

If I'm still alive, I think I'll keep shooting analog.

Andrés Martínez Una mujer y un hombre. Camera Canon A-1, film Arista premium (100 asa).
Andrés Martínez Una luz cae del cabello. Camera Canon A-1, film Arista premium (100 asa).
Andrés Martínez Intentar. Camera Lc-wide, film Lomochrome purple (100 asa).
Andrés Martínez Roma decía en la izquierda de la cabeza de Frida. Camera Lc-wide, film Fujifilm velvia (100 asa), cross process.
Andrés Martínez Symmetry. Camera Lc-wide, film Fujifilm velvia (100 asa), cross process.

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