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 interview Filmfluenza (Daniel Bentué).
Sebastiano: Who is Filmfluenza?
Dan: I’m Dan, from Zaragoza. Started with photography when I was 12-13 years old, compact cameras and tourism was my thing an I just liked taking pictures and playing with composition and light.
Sebastiano: When did your passion for photography?
Dan: My passion for photography started when I was studying graphic design, I got a Canon 600D and started shooting non-stop.
Sebastiano: Do you remember when you took your first film instant pack?
Dan: I bought a Polaroid 670 AF remastered by ImpossibleProject with a pair of Polaroid600 film packs in autumn 2016.
Sebastiano: What do you like about film photography or photography in general?
Dan: That allows me to pick different concepts and ideas and turns them into images that are thought provoking.
Sebastiano: What kind of photography usually you shot and what kind of film cameras did you use?
Dan: Portraits are my favorite, landscape at times mostly when I’m at the beach, but I’m also keen on artistic and abstract imagery.
Sebastiano: What are the characteristics that distinguish you as a photographer?
Dan: I would have to say the way I visually deal out the things in front of me, for them to be more appealing to the eye once they are turned into an image.
Sebastiano: I see on your Instagram profile that you shoot people during normal life moments. Can you talk about this project?
Dan: It’s a lifetime project I would say, the joy I get when I take these moments and turn them into something the people that appear in those pictures can hold and carry around makes me very very happy, also it’s like creating a gallery of many different moments and emotions that maybe otherwise would be forgotten.
Sebastiano: Why you choose to use analog and instant film cameras on your professional works?
Dan: Because I like the physical principle to it, rather than having a digital sensor turning light into 0s and 1s.
Sebastiano: What is the future of film photography?
Dan: Film will be used for as long as theres photographers.
Sebastiano: Your plans for future?
Dan: To experience many cameras, many films, and to create a gallery of experiences.
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