"I’m fortunate to have natural light effects with my Yashica (a giant happiness for me!)"

Tell us about yourself.

Hi ! I’m HélHorn, 24 years old and I live in the northwest of France. I just finished my studies and I still don’t know what I want to do. But photography still holds me!

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

I started shooting film in 2009 when I entered high school at Le Mans for a CAP and BAC PRO PHOTOGRAPHIE.

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

I really appreciate discovering different films, but I’ve a predilection for Fuji Superia 200 film. I love its peps! I also like Kodak Portra 400 film ; for a long time I used to only employ those.

Today I would like to use LomoChrome Purple and revolog color films, but these films are particularly expensive, aren’t they? ^^

What camera makes you click?

For 135 film, I’ve got a Yashica FX-3 and I would like to use a Canon AE-1. For 120 film, I’ve got a Diana F+, a Holga 120 GN and a Mamiya RB67. And, for instant film, I’ve got a Fuji Instax 210, a Polaroid One 600 Classic, and recently, a Polaroid Impulse AF.

Usually, I use my Yashica FX-3 to record my life, the world, but I also love my Diana F+ and the instant camera.

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

I would choose the colour film, because the colours are the life, the onirism, the dream, etc... But sometimes I like to use black and white film especially in winter when constrast is much stronger.

What lenses do you use?

With my Yashica, a 50mm lens (ML 50mm 1:2), but I also would like a 35mm because it’s more convenient to shoot monuments for example. And the 80mm on my Mamiya is so well suited for portraits!

Do you make any experiments on film?

Yes of course ! Frequently, I use different colour filters in front of my camera. Sometimes, I make double exposures, but I’m still not on point in this domain (for the moment ;) ). As I develop myself my colour film, I also make cross processing. Furthermore, I’m fortunate to have natural light effects with my Yashica (a giant happiness for me!). Otherwise, in a short time I want to try a film swap with a French girl photographer.

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