The Hague, the Netherlands
3. Years Shooting
I've been taking pictures with eager interest since I was 9. But shooting for other purposes than personal albums since 1 year.
4. Years Shooting Film
5. Why Halfframe?
About seven years ago my friend (he's a great photographer, you should look him up - David Galjaard) gave me a customized Olympus Pen EE3. He was sure I was going to love it as he knew Im a profound storyteller. I immediately fell in love with the idea but it took me a while before I literally picked it up and truly got into it.
6. Why film?
As I still had this halfframe camera standing on my desk looking begging at me only catching dust, I always kept the short-story idea in mind.
When I started an IG account I took this set-up as a starting point.
But I still didn't take the effort to use the camera, so I was manipulating and editing my images to look like half frames. Hashtags led me to @halfframeclub and scrolling away through all this great images I felt like a big cheater. So I decided to finally take the "big step" and going full-on analog.
And how my friend was right! This is so much more fun, and refreshing for the brain. Im addicted! Still have a lot to learn and find out though...
7. What's your favorite halfframe camera? What are your favorite films with halfframe? What's your favorite combo?
For now I only use my Olympus Pen EE3. Would love to try the Olympus Pen FT, to shoot portraits and to learn more about aperture as I like the depth it adds to images.
I use Ektar100 and Fujichrome Sensia-films for their bright popping colors.
8. What are you trying to do or show with your halfframe work?
On IG I compose short stories in series of 3 (triptych out of diptychs).
I started shooting this series with a journal-like idea of my daily life but I'm looking for more styled shoots/ collabs as well these days. Recently I started adding my digital drawings to the images too - everything is fully under construction as you might notice...
9. When you aren't shooting halfframe you are shooting...
With my Phone (Sony) or Nikon D3300 (nikkor 50mm 1:1.8G)
10. Anything else you'd like us to know about you? Other hobbies or interests? Where to follow you besides on IG, etc.
I love to make a fire, fresh croissants, hot coffee, my job (running a care farm lunchroom with/for psychiatric clients), trips with my 2 boys, taking a bath, good food, nights (okay I admit, evenings since Im a mom) out with friends, moments alone (rare), family Sundays, secondhand treasure hunting, uhm... I can go on like this for a while, overall I'm very happy with my life and I feel very blessed with the whole course of it.
Besides IG (@missesprins) you can find me at the playground or at home - where I truly love to spent a lot of my time after many years of traveling and adventures on the road.
PS. HALFFRAMECLUB (DAN) ROCKS!