Born in Austria I am currently studying photography in London. While my workflow encompasses both film and digital, I have the distinct feeling that my work created on film is generally Dzbetterdz, and I as well as others can relate to it more easily. I shoot film because I feel it frees me of some of the restrictions digital imposes on the photographer – hunting megapixels instead of the next subject really shouldn’t be the point of it.
To suit my photographic needs I use a variety of different cameras and film formats. These range from medium format cameras for studio work, to 35mm SLRs as a lightweight alternative as well as small point and shoot cameras for daily snaps.
While I’m primarily interested in fashion and portraiture, I increasingly find myself drawn to street and documentary photography as a more instantaneous creative outlet. In combination with the aforementioned cameras this allows me to snap whatever catches my eye. My photographs are almost always about people, which is one of the most appealing aspects of photography for me.
A big part of my practice is experimentation with film itself, such as cross processing and double exposures, and increasingly physical alteration of the film, such as cooking it or bleaching peel apart film negatives. For the future this is definitely something I would like to explore more thoroughly.