Tell us a little about yourself and what do you do?
I'm a instant film & film obsessed photographer from Sydney Australia.
Who or what inspires you to take photographs?
I have always had a passion for photography, never did much about it until a few years ago. I guess anything old and neglected inspires me and I love the way the sun can play with the old abandoned buildings.
Do you have any particular influences when it comes to photography?
One main influence that I have in my photography is Sir Simon Marsden, his use of infrared film inspired me to use it and his love for the old, abandoned and neglected. More than anything his love for cemetery photography.
What made you take up photography and why do you choose to use film?
As mentioned above I have always loved photography, over time I have acquired polaroid cameras, 35mm, 120, 4x5 & pinhole.
I prefer film as I do find it more rewarding, it's the whole process from beginning to the end. Shooting, developing the film and finally darkroom printing, there is nothing more in life that I enjoy more than printing.
What do you hope to do with your photography in the future? Any projects planned?
Ideally I would love to exhibit my work in a gallery or publish a book (both would be great), I don't really have any projects planned, what I would love to do though is hit the road and photograph some abandoned towns in Australia.
Do you have a favourite camera or film?
I don't have just the 1
My favourite polaroid camera is my SX70 & SLR680, my favourite film is Silver Shade by impossible project.
For pack film I can't go by without my polaroid 195, expired Chocolate Polaroid is my number 1 choice, I only have 3 packs left.
For traditional film I love using my Nikkormat FT2 or Yashica D, B&W would be my choice of film, expired ORWO NP20 or InfraRed Efke Aura.
If you could photograph anyone or any location what would it be?
Again I couldn't choose 1 location but I would love to photograph Antarctica, go on an African Safari and photograph the beautiful animals in the wild. More than anything I love ancient History so historical sites would be on my list.