wherein I wanted to casually draw hipster French kids and then accidentally cared too much
like making a lookbook and listening to French indie music on 8tracks for inspiration
so I guess this is a community college AU where Enjy protests budget cuts and campaigns for educational reform, and R totally unironically owns a YOLO flask cuz he is actually the opposite of a hipster, and Ep prolly takes accounting cuz she totes does the books for her folks’ bar, and Marius tries to pay his own way through college and Cosette’s that classy dame that dresses too damn well for an academic institution
I wanna draw the other barricade boys but I don’t even know them well enough yet to differentiate them from each other weh
Location: Stirling, Scotland.
Photographing Since: 2008
Cameras: Kiev 60, Minolta Autocord, Holga 120N, Holga Pinhole.
Fav films: Ilford HP5+, Kodak Tri-X.
Matt on why he shoots film:
"The vast majority of my photography is focused on black and white cityscapes or seascapes. I predominantly shoot on medium format film. My reasoning for shooting on film are twofold. Firstly, there is the purely aesthetic quality of shooting medium format film. I find the tones and grain of film to be very complimentary to the style of photography I aim to produce. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, is the slower, methodical pace of medium format photography. I think I needed that time and space in order for my photography to evolve and develop.”
Matt on his black and white work:
"The images I create are very personal to me, and most probably say more about me as a person, and in a more articulate way, than I could ever express in words. I value feeling and emotion in my work above all else and I hope this comes across in the images I create. Photography is a great escape for me and I often try to capture feelings of peacefulness and solitude in my work. The empty streets, the heavy fog, the quietness of the early morning: it’s a world which I’m very happy to inhabit - far removed from the realities of modern day life.”
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The characters of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Sculpture by Daisuke Kiyomiya.
Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)