BeAnalogic.com promotes and spreads the idea of analog photography, that is why we want to learn more about our users! “Outside Fridge” is a section of our website, where we interview our users. Why “Outside Fridge”? Often, analog photographers save their films in the fridge, to maintain the quality of celluloid. Once put, you can “relax and chat” with us. Today we ‘meet’ Stefano Majno!
Who is Stefano Majno?
I live without roots in northern Italy constantly traveling to get away from myself.
When did your passion for photography?
When I was 9 I had fun taking pictures with a simple Kodak ,cannot remember the model, but only its colour red. Magical and exciting was the use of flash cubes I burned so much.
Do you remember when you took your first roll?
I do not remember the first film I took but I remember the rolls of my years in Paris, pictures harbored in the camera as in a thick nest of color for weeks. I still find a reassuring freshness in those impressions.
What do you like about photography?
That bunch of seconds before I take a picture.
What kind of photography usually you shot and what kind of analog camera did you use?
I collect vintage cameras and filters, each camera has some features that set it apart, I find it fascinating the extreme personalization of the analog instruments versus the digital flattening. I use almost always a Canon AE-1 program even though I love frequently change switching to Olympus OM10 or Zenit TTL
What are the characteristics that distinguish you as a photographer?
I can’t answer.
What are your plans for future?
I will continue to travel and I have a couple of projects related to analog photography. One of these is called “Expired!”, is a work in progress that correlates the use of a lot of films kodak 400 expired in 2002 used to take actions that remain suspended, in search of a completion.
Great pics! they’re really beautiful… Thanks for your contribution, we wish you a happy journey.