Interview with LILY BANSE, SINGAPORE
In film photography, every frame should not go to waste but to experience.
Hi, Lily. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your photography.
Lily: I started off with digital photography about 4 years ago. I wanted to move to film because I like the look of it.
What type of film do you use and what camera do you use it with? Why do you prefer these?
Lily: At the moment, I am experimenting different film types, including expired films (only 35mm though). I am using my sister's EOS88 (or EOS3000), the lens varies. I don't scan the films at the moment but I used an illuminated iPad, some paper, glass and a digital camera to shoot the film and then i process it in Lightroom.
What do you think film has that digital doesn't have?
Lily: I the look of the finished result. You simply cannot manipulate it in a program. I tried. LOL!
Do you print your own photographs or are you comfortable having them printed in a lab?
Lily: I don't print them right now. But, I get the lab to develop it as the c-41s are sort of difficult to get in Singapore.
What motivates you to continue making photographs with film? Have you learned anything about yourself through film photography?
Lily: The patience. Every frame should not go to waste but to experience.
Are there any photographers that influenced your way of making pictures?
Lily: There is this YouTuber called "the_real_sir_robin". You should check his street photography out. He is not a big deal on YouTube yet but i hope he will be.
Do you see any value or merit shooting with film?
Lily: Yes I do.
What do you think your future is like with film photography?
Lily: So far, it is just a hobby.
Any dream film photography project in mind?
Lily: None yet.
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?
Lily: Learn how to completely shoot digital first. Film takes time and money, you don't want to waste any of it if you are inexperienced. With digital, you can shoot and view the end results right away, but with film, you cannot do that.
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