"Every time I get a "new" old camera, I get excited about it, because each camera sounds and feels different."
Tell us about yourself.
I'm 28 years old, living in Vienna at the moment. I'm doing my masters degree in communications at the moment and work full time as a PR & Social Media consultant at a local agency. Besides that I shoot film.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
At a pretty young age. My mother studied applied arts and shot a lot of Polaroid back in the day and so I did too.
What Could we always find in your gear bag?
One camera and one lens with 50mm focal length or equivalent (e.g. 110mm on 6x7) and of course film. At the moment that would be Cinestill 800T, Kodak Portra 800 and Kodak Tri-X
What camera makes you click?
That's a hard question. Every time I get a "new" old camera, I get excited about it, because each camera sounds and feels different. As I acquired my "dream camera" a few weeks ago, a Nikon FE2 I shoot a lot with it. Besides that, I love my Mamiya RZ67 a lot.
Who are your models? How do you interact with them before shooting?
It varies quite a bit. I often work with agency represented models but also with friends. I actually tend to call some of the models I know from shooting with friends. My team (go to make-up artist, stylist,..), we more or less a big family, we already went on holidays together, and I shot at the wedding of one of them. That's basically how we approach models, we always try to make them feel welcome and a part of us and not just someone who's there to look pretty in photographs.
What inspires you most?
Everyday life. Light falling beautifully through leafs. Christmas markets all over Vienna. But other kinds of art, such as paintings, still life etc. But of course other photographers like Peter Lindbergh, Jan Scholz or Joel Grimes.
Do you have any advice for film photographers out there?
Enjoy the journey!