I started with photography in my early teens, I then gravitated towards filmmaking and studied cinematography and documentary film at university. I’ve had the Praktica MTL 5 for about seven years now, and although I’ve taken several photos with it, it was this year that I seriously took up film photography and picked up the camera again. Taking a lot of digital photos for my job, I began feeling uninspired and unmotivated. Film gave me the inspiration and creativity back.
I challenged myself to travel only with a film camera this year. Therefore, this summer I took the Praktica to Italy, Serbia and soon I will take it to the UK. These five shots were taken this summer in a port of Trieste, Italy, at sunset. Probably the most beautiful sunset I ever witnessed.
After a heavy rainfall drenched us from head to toe in the city center, we met up with some friends at a restaurant right on the water, in the nearby port. The sky cleared up and the sun came out again from behind the clouds, only to set for the day.
The atmosphere was charged with that familiar post-summer rain nostalgia, but also with a particular sense of peace. What you cannot hear from the photographs, are the seagulls flying in the fresh air, and the quiet sound of the now calm sea.
If you ever go to Italy, make sure to stop in Trieste. Hope you enjoyed my shots, and you can see more of my work on Instagram, where I am very active. Keep on shooting!
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