I met the Phoblographer, otherwise known as Chris Gampat, at a recent pinhole photography event with Lomography NYC. He recently ran a contest on the subreddit r/Polaroid He moderates. My photo was the runner-up with the reclaimed Polaroid negative of the wedding flowers below. I was so happy to be able to speak with him about my business and love for photography for a feature on his blog.
“People loved the nostalgic quality and texture that the instant film had plus the couples loved that it was a photo memento they could hold almost immediately.” says Photographer Nick Collingwood, who describes himself as a motion designer by day and film addict roughly 24/7. “…With the slower process for the Polaroids, it puts the importance on creating interesting situations to photograph on film vs capturing candid shots made easy with modern autofocus cameras.”
Based in Brooklyn, he has an affinity for Super 8 and Instant film. This love of the analogue world and culture was recently turned into a business of his: he second shoots as a wedding photographer and focuses on weddings.
Oh yeah, and he loves talking about gear.
You can check out the detailed interview (with more photos) about of my love of film in the full interview on The Phoblographer here.