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 Knas.
Sebastiano: Who is Knas Photographer?
Knas: My name is Sang Kou Vang, I’m living in Bordeaux (France), French Photographer.
Sebastiano: When did your passion for photography?
Knas: I take photos since 6 years and my first time that I remember, it’s my childhood friend used his digital camera when he was traveling around the world. I was immediately in love and I wanted to see more. In the beginning, I bought my first camera digital, a Canon 1100d, to practice more and more. I’m self-taught, i’m always work with natural lighting and to practice my eye. I tried to find my style and step by step I found my way.
Sebastiano: Do you remember when you took your first film roll pack?
Knas: I shoot film since two years and my first film is for a friend who came to see me in Bordeaux. I used a canon FTB with a fuji film.
Sebastiano: What do you like about film photography or photography in general?
Knas: Film is very different about a digital, I can’t explain it but i can feel more emotions, more attentions and more surprises…And to be photographed with an old camera is always grateful, it’s remind childhood.
Sebastiano: What kind of photography usually you shot and what kind of film cameras did you use?
Knas: I’m very simple, I love take portraits or some details with natural lighting. I use a 40mm F2.8 with my Digital and a 50mm with my Minolta SRT101.
Sebastiano: What are the characteristics that distinguish you as a photographer?
Knas: I want to be free to tell a story in a single image. When I’m fine or not, I share my emotions in a strange world with the colors are strange and different about the reality.
Sebastiano: I see on your Flickr profile that you shoot models. Can you talk about this project?
Knas: I’m inspired about my life to create some projet. So my work can feel in the strange mood, dark or sad but girls models are a sweet finality on my project.
Sebastiano: Why you choose to use analog film cameras on your professional works?
Knas: I use film for my personal work and not for professional work because I feel it’s more intimate. Maybe next time.
Sebastiano: Who are the photographers that influenced your work?
Knas: I love different photographers professionals or amateur. In every country there is a common movement in photography. I really like the style in asia for their pure work in lifestyle on a blue green tone. In Europe, I love the quite strange and sober like me.
Sebastiano: What is the future of film photography?
Knas: Film is not and never dead.
Sebastiano: Your plans for future?
Knas: I want to meet a lot of people around the world and travel in my life, share my work and meet other styles and other artists and always to be free.
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