This week’s featured film photographer is Avi Flyod Cohen from Israel.
Avi got into the wonderful world of film photography when his dad told him that if he wanted to become a better photographer he should shoot film!
What great advice!
Avi has travelled around Europe with his K1000 and it’s never disappointed him. It suits his needs as a photographer and he uses far more than his digital camera.
I asked Avi a few questions:
Do you only use a Pentax K1000 or do you own/use other film cameras?
- Pentax K1000
- Nikon EL2
- Zenit-E ,
- Canon canonet 28
- Minolta 7s
- Minolta Dynax 300i
- Recesky TLR
- Voigtlander Bessa (folding camera)
- Braun Gloriette Vero
- Polaroid sx-70.
I mostly use my Pentax K1000.
Which photographers, past or present, are you inspired by?
I am very inspired by Anton Corbijn. I love his works and learn from him a lot. One of the reason I shot BW film is the inspiration from his BW works.
What style of photography do you prefer/admire the most?
Portraits. I think it’s the most interesting thing. People are interesting!
Where do you see yourself heading with your photography?
I really don’t know. In my country it’s very hard to make a living from photography. I love adventures, challenges and photography so I will continue to travel and shoot.
What’s your favourite film?
Colour = Fuji X-tra 400
BW= Kodak T-max 400
You’ve mentioned your travels a couple of times already, can you describe going around Europe and shooting film with the Pentax K1000?
I love to travel and explore, so every time I take a trip I make sure to bring with me the Pentax K1000 because it’s my favorite camera and I know I will not be disappointed with the results.
My first journey abroad with the K1000 was to Cologne (Germany) and a music festival in Werchter (Belgium ). I can’t describe the fun and the feel of shooting in film while one is aboard, especially when you are at a festival and shooting your favorite bands .The Pentax K1000 didn’t disappoint and I don’t think I would get the same kind of “feel” if I shoot with digital.