"I love traveling and it is also the reason for my film journey's beginning."

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Xiaomeng Cai (Simon Tsai), I'm 28 from China, now I live in Berlin as a student of communication design.

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

Since 2008 I've been shooting pictures on film. At that time I took the decision to drop out of my first university. I made several journeys after I left school and started to use the film camera.

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

I shoot Fuji superia 200 / 400 mostly.

What camera makes you click?

Canon AE-1 and Hasselbald 501c.

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

It depends. I usually use color film to record my trip around the world, but sometimes i would use b & w film to do some photo projects.

What lenses do you use?

Canon FD 50mm/1.4 ssc and Canon FD 85mm/1.2 L

Do you make any experiments on film?

No experiments, but I used to do some photogram practice and I also have a fine art project that is finished, with double-exposure.

I chose 10 pics from my trip. I love traveling and it is also the reason for my film journey's beginning.​

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