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.
Author name: Ioana Trifu
Born and raised in Cluj Napoca, Romania, Ioana is a photographer and filmmaker, whose interests are both in traditional narratives and interactive formats (new media, VR). She holds a BA degree in photography and cinematography and an MA degree in documentary filmmaking. Her short films have been selected to several film festivals, and she continues her studies in cinema by taking part in several workshops and film labs, such as Interdoc Masterclass 2018, TIFF VR Workshop 2017 or Civil Society Pitch 2018. Nowadays, she mostly takes photographs on 35mm film.