Filmneverdie Shooters - An interview with Hanna Maksimovic

How young are you? even if you are old in age we believe you are young in heart, because you still want to shoot

My name is Hanna and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I am a 20 year old student at the University of Adelaide studying economics focusing on mathematics. I work part time in retail and spend most of my money on cameras, camera supplies and film.

How did you become inspired to shoot on film? What format do you shoot? 35mm, Polaroid, 8 x 10 etc

When I was 12 I was given a Ricoh KR-10, film SLR. From there on I have been slowly collecting cameras and shooting with film. For a few years my main format was 35mm. However I soon began experimenting with Lomo cameras and then onto Polaroid cameras. Now Polaroid is my preference but I still revisit other formats.
I have a small collection of polaroids with my most loved being the first model of sx-70 land camera. One of my favourite mechanical identifiers that this camera has is the split prism to focus, like many of the later film SLRs produced.
Honestly I am really not much of a photographer, most of my photos are just testing new cameras or cameras that I have fixed. The beauty that resinates with me is the mechanical bodies of these cameras. I love the engineering of cameras but especially film cameras because they were so incredibly ground breaking in the photographic history.

Why do you like this format?

I love the Polaroid format because there is nothing quite like have a physical photo develop before your eyes. Seeing an image come to life of something you have just witnessed, something becoming a reminder of a memory.

Where do you see the future of analogue photography?

I believe analogue photography will slowly die out with basically everything else that technology has replaced. A grim prospect but a truthful one. However, I do believe it will take quite a while for it to completely disappear as the minority across the world that do love analogue is quite large. This just give us more of a reason to appreciate it now.

Where can we find out more about your work?
I mostly just post to my Instagram page.

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