My first ever experience with film photography was when I was given a Zorki-4 back in 2013. A soviet Russian copy of the ever-popular Leica camera, the Zorki quickly became an extention of myself. To me the camera possessed an inherant unpredictability. Not quite as smooth and quiet as the model in which its creation was idolised, it forever brought unexpected suprises: lightleaks, mysterious shadows, radiant flares. The Zorki-4 was a source of magic, and in using it to document my life, allowed me to find new perspectives, observations, and meaning.
It is this magic quality that keeps me returning to film, and centres the medium as an important part of my artistic practice. Today I continue to work and experiment with film and its lucid qualities, and excited by its potential to inspire.