Filmneverdie Shooters - An interview with David Collier

February 20, 2016

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

I live in Sydney Australia, my day job is in Advertising and I work as a Senior Producer and Art Buyer at M&C Saatchi.

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

youngbutoldandoldbutyoung!

How did you become inspired to shoot on film?

I was given an Olympus OM1in my teens then went to digital for a few years and now back loving analog cameras and film photography.

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

I have a good collection of cameras (about 20) including 35mm, 120 and Polaroids. My favourite cameras at the moment are my Nikon F100, Olympus Mju and a very old Voightlander Perkeo II (1950's). I also shoot a lot of Super 8 motion film for my short movie projects, challenging at times but I love the way it looks straight out of the camera and the retro feel and look it gives.

Why do you like this format?

I prefer 35mm format as shooting a lot it is more cost effective than shooting 120 format. These days a lot of images are published online only so no real need to shoot 120.

Where do you see the future of analogue photography?

Film is definitely not dead and I have seen a steady increase in the past few years. I still can not beat film as it has  a certain look I can not find in digital, especially the contrast and colour it gives.

 

You can find my work at

www.davidcollier.com.au

https://www.instagram.com/davidcollier/

https://vimeo.com/davidcollierfilms

https://www.facebook.com/collierphotos/




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