" I can focus more on the composition and the interaction with the model without having the distraction of the screen."
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Paul Karl, and I'm a 25 year old, I live in Belgium. I have just completed my engineering studies at the university and now I work as a software engineer. I do photography in my spare time.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
I was enrolled at night school photography class at the royal academy of fine art in my town and there was a laboratory for developing B&W film and wet printing them. I immediately fell in love with the process, I dropped all the digital classes and I never gave up shooting film since.
What drives you to keep shooting film?
It’s simpler, it cuts a lot of post-processing and I love the look. I can focus more on the composition and the interaction with the model without having the distraction of the screen.
How did the first roll of film come out?
Very bad … my first film camera has an aperture problem, nothing was usable…
What do you focus on when shooting film and what inspires you?
Since each frame counts, I mainly focus on my composition. The work of Ryan Muirhead and Jan Scholz inspire me a lot.
If you were to choose one roll of film that would be the last roll you would shoot, ever, what would it be and why?
Kodak TriX 400, without any possible doubt, because I have done a lot of personal work with it.
What do you think is the biggest misconception of other people when it comes to shooting film?
Some people thinks it's a “hipster” thing and that you cannot achieve good result with it. Which is completely wrong.
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