Name: Pascal Hernández
Residence: Valparaiso , Chile
Years shooting: Two
Years shooting film: Two
Why film? because my digital anxiety made me consume too much without actually processing it.
Why half frame? After a year shooting with 35mm I noticed as an unprecedented percentage of my photos, they tended to be vertical. and over time I liked the diptych format, the half frame gave me the magic of vertical diptychs that I felt was a hobby already established.
What's your favourite half frame camera? When I started looking for a half frame I was interested in trying an Olympus Pen, but I got an Agfa Parat 1. It's the only one I have shot. I like its size and the elegance of its shot that is almost soundproof, unlike the reflex.
What are you trying to do or show with your half frame work? I like that a simple gesture gives you the sensation of movement, the same model in two places on the same background, or the color relationships.
When you're not shooting half frames you are shooting.....? Canon AE-1 for 35mm and sometimes in a 127mm Yashica but that is when I wanted to play at being Vivian Maier.
Anything else you'd like us to know about you? For now I am enjoying the photo as a place of escape, later I would like to make it a way of life.
Follow at: @pascal96 on IG