"Olympus OM-1 for 35mm. It's the one I connected with."

Tell us about yourself.

Hello, my name is Marian, I'm 29 and I work as a web-developer. I grew up in small town in Romania called Tarnaveni and now I live in Cluj-Napoca. That's where I shoot the most.
Marian Chinciusan

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

I think it started about 2 years ago, when I shot my first rolls of film using an old Yashica 35mm SLR. I liked it, but I felt I needed to do more than just shoot and take the film to a local lab to get it processed. So it took me another year to really get into film photography and slowly I got everything I needed to actually go through the hole process: shooting, developing and scanning. The next step I'm preparing for is enlarging the photos at home.
Marian Chinciusan

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

I shoot every type of film I can get my hands on. That's how I'm trying to find a favourite one. I think my first go to is the Iflord PanF Plus 50 iso. But you need good light for that. Mostly I shoot cheap films like Kodak ColorPlus 200.
Marian Chinciusan

What camera makes you click?

Each one I can get my hands on. I have about 15 cameras now including old and simple point-and-shoot cameras. My favourite until now is my Olympus OM-1 for 35mm. It's the one I connected with. Recently I got a Hasselblad 500c and it's a totally different world I'm discovering. But I like to try new models every time I get the chance.
Marian Chinciusan

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

Black and white. That doesn't mean I don't like color film, it's just my choice. But I think I shot equals amounts of bw and color.

What lenses do you use?

Most of the time 50mm. Different brands, depending on the camera I use. I use these lenses also for shooting digital. I have a Sony mirrorless camera, I removed the original lens, sold it and I'm using M42 lenses, or Olympus OM lenses using a cheap adapter. The pictures show better quality than the ones using the original kit lens.

Do you perform any experiments on film?

I try multiple exposures some times, and once I washed a film before exposing it with a mix of water, detergents, vinegar, and some other stuff I had in the house. The pics looked like they were 100 years old. I don't know if it could be called an experiment but I plan to make a pinhole camera and shoot.

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