Photography came to me as a gift. It was one of my best friends who persuaded me years ago to buy a really cheap and simple analogue camera which is the Lomo Sardina. Wrapped in adhesive tape now to prevent it from falling into pieces, I still pretty much using it to this day.
My favorite camera was a gift from my grandpa. It was his Pentax ME from the 1970s. I love to imagine the people and places that it already seen through its lens, and excited to take her to new adventures. I prefer to load it with the Fuji Superia 400 and the Ilford Delta 400 for taking black and white images.
I instantly fell in love with the process of photography. Often I am blown away by the atmosphere it creates. Having a marginal knowledge about photography techniques, equipment and the so-called rules I'm able to play and mess around with my camera.
I love the moment of surprise when the film is finally developed. Often it turns out as a proof of my lack of knowledge. At times I can't even remember the occasion or place where it was taken because everything changed into something new and unique once on film. The way it creates something without directly controlling the results is what fascinates me so much about film photography. In contrast to my work studying in theatre, mostly directing, it turned out to be a liberating and essential part of my creative language and work progress – spontaneous and uncontrollable.
Whether you know about exposure time, lens types, aperture; whether you have the newest, hippest and most expensive camera model and equipment – or NOT, just grab a camera and walk around with your eyes wide open. Let people enter your imagination, world and emotion.