Filmneverdie Shooters - An interview with Nathan Larkin

June 05, 2015

So Nathan, where do you come from & what do you do for a living?

I am a Photojournalist and Street Photographer based in Melbourne.

How old are you?

Im as old as I feel before a coffee or three...

How did you become inspired to shoot on film?

I had been shooting a mix of film and digital for the last three to four years and really found that in my personal work that was film based just pleased me a lot more than the digital. Over the last year or two I have gone to 90% film on personal and paid work.

What format do you shoot? 35mm, Polaroid, 8 x 10 etc

I am mainly medium format which consists of me changing between 645, 6x6, and 6x7. For the street I generally go 35mm.. I do own a 4x5 Monorail but don't use it very often.

Why do you like this format?

Film is personal. Film Photography gives me an opportunity to construct, develop, and print the final image. It gives me as the photographer and author of the image complete control and show the work as I decided and intended the work to be seen.

Where do you see the future of analogue photography?

Analogue seems to have phases, It's like skateboarding and yo yo's. There are diehards that never let it go and keep it alive when everyone else thinks it is gone. If the people in the street understood that film is still the choice for most in advertising, art, and moving image it might strengthen the market more and bring it even further into the main stream.




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