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Film Photography By Women
Giulia Bianchi - Interview

Giulia Bianchi is a narrative photographer who uses a large format view camera to tell complex, powerful stories of women and girls through the medium of profoundly intimate and immediate portraits. Bianchi's technical skill, her narrative skill and her ability to connect with her subject on every level combine to give her images the feeling of profound and absolute Truth. In them you feel the total emotional investment of both photographer and subject.

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Leslie Hall Brown - Interview

Leslie Hall Brown is an artist and psychotherapist whose film photography springs from the deep soul-knowledge of what it is to be human, to be woman, to be feel with the eyes and see with the heart, to exist as both a continuation of culture and myth and as an entity powerfully oneself. She lives in the Missouri Ozarks, surrounded by nature and without a neighbour in sight.

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Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins may not have been the first woman to ever take a photograph – that honour looks likely to have gone to Constance Fox Talbot in around 1839 – but she is the first woman known to have been a photographer. Atkins had access to a camera as early as 1841. She learned both 'photogenic drawing' and the calotype process from William Henry Fox Talbot, but it is her work with Herschel's cyanotype process that she is justly famous for.

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Ruby Alice Berry, AKA Ruby Falls - Interview

Ruby Falls is a thinking and intensely feeling fine art film photographer based in Appalachia, East Tennessee. This thought provoking interview is filled with insightful words of wisdom and incredible ideas as they relate to her practice of film. She shares with us her concept of failure and Eureka moments, the importance of narrative, getting into the zone, her experience of synesthesia and the idea of balance.

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Becky Ramotowski, AKA Astro Beck - Interview

Becky Ramotowski has been a photographer since she was a child. her photography is both simple and complex, equally impulsive and deeply reflective. Her creativity and resourcefulness are boundless, and her themes are stories, feelings and time itself. Becky lives in the mountains of New Mexico with a bunch of pinhole cameras, some power tools, telescopes, a couple of ukeleles and her husband Shane.

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Siegrid Cain - Interview

Siegrid Cain is a film photographer through and through. Trained as an apprentice twenty years ago at the young age of 16, her incredible portraits, lifestyle & wedding photography, boudoir shoots and personal images leave your eyes insatiably wanting more. In this interview, she shares with us her practice of film photography, what draws her in, the value of connecting with others and why it's important to fail and get back up again.

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Ksenija Spanek

Ksenija Spanek is a self taught amateur photographer. She expresses that her collection of flowers painted with light below were created using an old analog camera and BW film is my and is her most accomplished work so far. She calls these photographs the Flower Portraits, but identifies that they are more portraits of her sensations while observing the form and texture.

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How to develop black and white film the lazy way

In a series of technical articles here on She Shoots Film we want to show you that basic darkroom techniques are actually very easy to learn and don't actually need a lot of equipment either. The idea is to empower you to take things into your own hands instead of letting a lab handle things that you could potentially do better and more quickly at home.

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Angie Pember Brockey - Interview

Angie Pember Brockey shoots wet plate collodion! Angie's delicious images are made using a nearly 200 year old process, which gives timelessly beautiful, incredibly evocative results. Angie creates both large images and very tiny ones. Some of her plates are only a few centimeters across, & can be placed into vintage jewelry settings to create unique gift items.

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Lee Miller: Even heroes have to face their demons

The first time I was confronted with Lee Miller's work was probably an unconscious encounter with pictures of the liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau. I grew up in Germany and no German education is complete without a visit to a concentration camp. This means that I must have been confronted with her gruesome concentration camp pictures very early on without even knowing that it was Lee Miller who took these photographs.

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Amy Jasek - Interview

Street photographer Amy Jasek (Round Rock, Texas) believes that passion and a positive attitude are the keys to a happy, creative life. This belief is clearly reflected in her work which shows an especially keen eye for those little moments that make us smile. In her photography we encounter an extraordinarily close connection to the world around her, as well as an attentiveness - maybe even tenderness - towards the people she photographs. It is entirely unsurprising then that her 7 year old daughter remains her favourite model although she loves taking pictures of strangers.

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Lucy Wainwright - Interview

ucy Wainwright is a passionate and committed film photographer who resides in the Derbyshire Peak District in the UK. The Derbyshire Peak District is not only her home, but her main photographic subject. Her practice of film photography integrates exploration, experimentation and an absorbing colourful eye. Not afraid to make mistakes in her calling, she often creates using different types of cameras, different types of film and different printing methods.

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Imogen Cunningham - I can always stay with people, because they really are different

Imogen Cunningham’s career spanned just shy of 70 years. She was one of America’s finest photographers and one of very few great portrait photographers. Her breadth and versatility stood the test of time, shooting everything from botanicals, soft-focus Pictorialism, sharp modernism, portraits through to street photography.

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Gunnie Moberg - It has to do with space...

Gun (Gunnie) Margoth Moberg was a prominent Scottish photo-journalist and photographer who lived in Orkney from 1976 until her death on the 31st October 2007....Her photojournalism career began almost by accident when an American plane, a Tomcat, crashed into the sea nearby, and she was able to persuade a pilot to take her to view and photograph the wreckage. These photographs sold to the National papers for a substantial sum, and she became their source for news photographs in the far islands of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes.

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Lilly Schwartz - Interview

Lilly Schwartz is a photographer based in San Sebastian, Spain, who loves shooting street. Her documentary photographs resonate with powerful feelings about places and events, quite palpable to the viewer of the images, but they also have a meditative quality - a stillness. Her street photographs feel more seized than taken. They show a moment - a moment of emotion or a moment of style - and while they focus quite closely on a person or people they also give the person or people some local context, and this turns a moment into a story

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