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FilmNeverDie Shooters - An Interview with Amber Maree

August 04, 2017

So, where do you come from & what do you do for a living? 
Im originally from Byron Bay but moved to Melbourne around 3 years ago to study audio engineering, funnily enough through that, I rediscovered my love of photography and now I'm a freelance photographer :)

 

How did you become inspired to shoot on film? 
I’ve always been intrigued by film. In my high school we had a dark room and I don't think I ever came out of it, even when we had to do assignments with digital, I was still in that dark room all day, everyday. 
I just love the essence of film, and that your capturing a single moment in time, and the thrill of not knowing what it will look like once its developed.

How long have you been shooting films for? 
Ive been shooting film for the last 4 years. I started with a Minolta 500si that I found at an op shop for $30 and now I have a collection of over 15 film cameras. I mainly shoot on my Canon EOS 3 these days.. that I picked up from filmneverdie ;)

What format do you shoot?
I shoot on 35mm, 120mm & polaroid. Not so much 120mm, but i use it in my Diana when I take it out for a play.

Why do you like those formats? 
I love 35mm because theres so many different effect films and I can use it in all my cameras, but I would love to get a medium format camera one day and start playing around more with 120 & 220mm. 
Polaroid I absolutely love.. but who doesnt?

Where do you see the future of analogue photography? 
In all honesty its already making a massive comeback, and I feel that in like 5 years film will be the main format for photography again. 
People would just rather go analog these days, you see it not just in photography but in all aspects of the creative world.

What is a dream project that you want to work on? 
I've always wanted to go to America and buy a car and travel across the entire country over the span of a year and organise shoots in every city and town, while photographing my journey along the way.

 

Where can we find out more about your work? 
www.embermareephotography.com 
www.instagram.com/analogcreature 
www.instagram.com/embermareephotography




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