Film fanatics rejoice because filmmaker Matt Mangham is back with the second installment of Analog, a personal series he put together to find and tell stories which explore the current state of film photography. You can find the first episode here on Fstoppers. In this episode, we get to follow fashion and action sports photographer Julian Martin as he locks and loads his Leica Minilux and heads out with a model along the California shore.
In episode two, Martin explains how he bought the Leica Minilux because he was hoarding many cameras and wanted something he “could use in all situations – something that wasn’t too bulky.” It’s a Japanese point-and-shoot rangefinder from the mid-1990s that comes with a fixed 40mm f/2.4 lens that Martin says reproduces images the way he see things. He embraces the mystery of what he will finally see when he develops a roll when shooting with the camera.
“I still don’t feel like I have control over exactly what’s going to happen,”
Martin admits that he’s chasing the best image he can create, although it could be a complete accident using film when you only get 36 shots before you have to take a break.
Here are some behind the scenes shots of Mangham in action taken by fellow photographer Sean Horton.
All photographs used with permission.
UPDATE - 07/10/2015:
Matt has since moved to a new San Diego production company called Saint West Filmworks.