Interview with KRISTÝNA ERBENOVÁ, CZECH REPUBLIC

I will always love film no matter what. It is a part of me and I feel most comfortable with film.


Kristýna, mind telling us about yourself and your story on how you got into film photography?


Kristýna: I started with photography fairly early at the age of 15 and there was no other alternative to film so I shot only black and white and developed everything myself. When I was exposed to the first digital SLR cameras I did not like the process and couldn't adjust well to it so I opted to continue with film, started using medium format and fell in love with it.


What type of film do you use and what camera do you use it with? Why do you prefer these?


Kristýna: I fell in love with the double lens medium format cameras, of any kind. So I use 120 film, colour and black and white, different brands, depends on what is available.



What do you think film has that digital doesn't have?



Kristýna: Completely different process of work, shooting and frame of mind.


Do you print your own photographs or are you comfortable having them printed in a lab?

Kristýna: I have them printed in special labs now. For my own purposes I print them myself.


What motivates you to continue making photographs with film?



Kristýna: I learned that I will always love film no matter what. It is a part of me and I feel most comfortable with film.


Are there any photographers that influenced your way of making pictures?


Kristýna: So many. I studied photography so I was exposed to all the classics...so I'm not sure who influenced me the most. I like all sorts of styles but at the same time I always just stay in my own bubble and do what feels natural to me.


Do you see any value shooting with film? 


Kristýna: Totally. It makes you think more about what you are doing.



What do you think your future is like with film photography?


Kristýna: I guess I will just keep doing what I'm doing :)


What’s your dream photography project?

Kristýna: The one I am working on right now :) Plus exploring and developing it more and more.


Would you like to offer some good words to those who want to try film photography for the first time? What must they learn before venturing into this format?



Kristýna: Mmm, it's quite different now than when I started so I guess just start doing it and learn on the way. Play with it.


Kristýna is currently working on a long term project called "In the Darkless". She's also preparing an exhibition for next year.


Excellent set of photographs! We can't wait to see more of your work, Kristýna.


You can follow Kristýna and her amazing photographs posted on her page Instagram, her Facebook page, and on her website.


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Be considerate. All photographs shown on this page are the sole property of Kristýna Erbenová. She devoted her time and worked hard on these photographs. You are not allowed to copy, download, reproduce, reprint, modify, distribute, publicly display, license, transfer or sell content retrieved from this page in any way, for any public or commercial use or to any commercial source, including other websites, without prior written permission of Kristýna Erbenová. You don’t want to go to jail, do you?


Well now, if you are a passionate film photographer and would like to be interviewed? I’d love to hear from you. Send me an email at mapamelvin@gmail.com with the subject, "Interview me", and share everyone your story, thoughts, and work related to film photography. I’ll get back to you as soon as I receive your request for an interview.


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Cheers!

Mel


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