People caught on film by Malea Blackburn
"I ended up ditching my digital and going all film about two years and its been an incredible journey"
Tell us about yourself.
I am 27 years old, born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO and my day is insurance claims.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
I have always been a film supporter. When I was in high i was notorious for having a 35mm point and shoot and it quickly adapted into something more serious.
A good friend actually got me into shooting medium format and ever since I have been hooked...I ended up ditching my digital and going all film about two years and its been an incredible journey.
What type of film do you usually shoot and what made you choose it?
Depending on what I am shooting and location my film will vary. My favorite all around film is Portra 400 for indoor and outdoors. But in the last year I have really enjoyed Portra 160, I love underexposing it a stop for its deep shadow content.
Ektar is another favorite of mine but I have to be conscious of the color palate that I am shooting in because of those red undertones. Kodak Tri x 400 is another one of my favorites and usually my pick for black and white. Another favorite is Ilford delta 100 for outdoors and fine grain.
What camera makes you click?
I am in LOVE with my Pentax 645. Its my hands down favorite camera. But I also I am highly addicted to shooting my Nikon F3. I think that the whole Nikon F series is magic.
Between black and white and colour film which would you choose?
That's tough...but I am a huge black and white film fan.
What lenses do you use?
I have a few Nikkormat lenses - 50mm, 55mm
Do you make any experiments on film?
I do like to play around with light leaks so when I am shooting every couple of frames I will open the back for a split second and close it. Sometimes I can get some really fun effects....other times, I really mess everything up.
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