In the third instillation of filmmaker Matt Mangham's Vimeo series “Analog” the viewer sits down with photographer Anastasia Petukhova for an intimate and candid conversation about her favorite photographic medium: film.
Petukhova started her film journey two years ago and proudly states that she learns something new about the medium every day. As a fairly young photographer she never had the opportunity to shoot film growing up, something I can identify with. “It’s something that my generation wasn’t born with, it’s new to us,” said Petukhova.
Echoing what many film/digital hybrid photographers feel, Petukhova uses film as a sort of escape, a relaxing exercise to escape the deadlines, the precision, and the sterility of digital work.
It’s my personal pleasure, some people go shopping — I go shooting film. It’s my way to relax, it’s my way to slow down.
Below is some of Petukhova's film (and digital) work from her Instagram:
Without a doubt, if you haven't seen the other two videos in the series check them out below. They're all equally beautiful and are excellent looks into the lives, processes, and art of other film photographers.