After all the filter and editing madness and photo overproduction of our times I decided it’s time to give analog photography another chance.
I’m not sure if it will be something I show regularly on the blog (mostly due to the long production period of film photography), but maybe I’ll start a new category where I can show you my analog stuff on here soon. What would you think of that?
An analog photo feels more honest compared to the fast mass product of digital photography. Was it always honest? Well, you can adjust a lot in the darkroom too. And famous photographers from the past and now still use these techniques. It also matters which type of film you use – from black and white to color in different varieties of asa (iso) and grains. So, I guess it was always more than just the push of a button.
I just got myself a vintage Canon AE-1 program with the 50mm kit lense (1.8) for 100 euros from willhaben. I went for the “program” version of the camera since it’s a little newer – it was actually released in my birth year 1981. But it also offers the program mode which is a kind of an automatic mode and a good thing – especially for starters. Because you won’t see if your picture is well exposed until you receive your developed photos. Luckily there are lots of cool vintage analog SLR cameras like the Contax, Yashica and Nikon still available out there.
If you want to get some information and instructions about the Canon AE-1 camera there is a full specs sheet available and of course a lot of helpful Youtube videos like this one. Luckily we have also the perfect place for developing analog films here in Vienna – the Cyberlab.
Honest sustainable fashion
Back to my main focus – fashion. Honest fashion is finally arriving in the high end segment. Labels like Eckhaus Latta from New York, Gmbh from Berlin, Vyner Articles from London and of course Phipps from San Francisco are into recycling and organic fabrics, but also deadstock fabrics, and assemble locally and fair.
I waited for years to finally get my hands on interesting sustainable fashion design and it seems that now is the time where something really happens and shifts in the market. Who would have thought a recycled jacket store would exist even ten years ago? The move towards sustainable fashion has been remarkable and very quick. You will for sure see more of those designs on this blog in the future. And the analog photos to top it all off!
Location: 1050, Vienna – Austria
Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr
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