The Incredible Analog Portraiture of Kalin Kostov (NSFW)

All Images By Kalin Kostov. Used with Permission. 

“After a while I realized that the most important thing is the man behind the camera not the camera itself.” says Kalin Kostov, a Bulgarian portrait photographer specializing in analog nude portraiture. “Basically I love taking pictures of people,”

In a somewhat unique way, Kostov got his introduction into the art of photography about 6 years ago when his point and shoot was stolen and a friend gave him an old-used DSLR. He began to get more involved with photography, upgrading his kit, eventually coming to the most important realization that your creative vision is more important than the camera itself.

 

This eventually evolved into Kostov taking an interest in analog portraiture, specifically nude portraiture with medium format and larger film. “I use are the analog Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya m645j, Graflex speed graphic 4×5’ and Mentor Panorama 2 13x18cm.” Kostov says, also noting that his current digital camera of choice is the Fujifilm X-T1.

Kostov is inspired by the film he is using to capture this imagery, and notes that recently he has begun playing with more advanced old techniques of photography like wet plate collodion processing for some really unique images by today’s standards.

You can find a selection of Kalin Kostov’s brilliant analog portraiture below, and you can find more on his website and behance profile. Enjoy!

 

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Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.