Four Modern Analog Film Photographers With Inspiring Work

Analog photography is back and here to stay. Though that isn’t to discredit what digital photography is all about, there’s a special Je Ne Sais Quoi about analog photography that involves the process and the more personal nature involved with being in the zone and the moment at all times. To get even more photographers excited about analog, we’re putting together a special zine later on this year which we’re trying to Kickstart. You can support it here and check out the work of four of the photographers who will be showcased.

Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff and I met years ago outside of a photo lab as we were getting our film processed. His work is simply incredible and there isn’t a whole lot else that can be said about it. He’s been working on certain projects for a while including the Introspective photo project being shot on Aerochrome which you see above. We’ve featured lots of his projects including:

Dan does commercial and editorial work in addition to personal documentary/fine art photography. He’s a serious artist first and a marketer second. He’s an obvious choice for our zine.

Anastasia Egonyan

Anastasia Egonyan has a body of portrait photography that has rightfully earned her a spot on some of our favorite portrait photographers who shoot analog. Part of this has to do with her drive to achieve better photos despite being very sick at one point. In one of our interviews we state:

“But what’s even more interesting about her is her struggle with epilepsy. “Once I had to make a choice – either I want to live with no seizures at all and take medications, but never work in the desired field or have no treatment at all and learn to cope with the illness by myself, but instead have a possibility to do what I love and work hard on my dreams.” She chose the last option.”

These days, Anastasia is running Licorne Magazine and she still shoots a lot of film. She loves medium format and has loads of work that earn her a top spot in the zine for obvious reasons.

Simon Chetrit

Simon Chetrit is an NYC based photojournalist, fashion photographer and portrait photographer who has been shooting for a really long time. If you’ve been on Flickr for a while, then you probably know his work at Dorkasaurus Rex. He’s a Pentax 67 II user and loves the format for much of his work–in fact he also started shooting partially to conquer shyness.

Without Simon, I honestly wouldn’t have wanted to get into Fujifilm Natura 1600 film and he’s also been a guest reviewer on one of our reviews.

Simon’s work is incredible, and he’s learned how to become an even better editor. If you’re young millenial a photographer out there that shoots with film, Simon’s stories will inspire you when the zine comes out later this year.

Lester Jones

Photographer Lester Jones has a blog on the Vice Network called I Digg Your Sole Man, and he’s been a big lover of street culture in Australia. He’s shot for Vans before, but the series that you’ll be most familiar with is Their Grind, Not Mine. In this series he photographs commuters in their daily lives; and much of his street photography work tends to look like this.

Maybe that’s why he’s also in our list of the most inspirational street photographers for last year. Again, he’s a great choice for our zine.

To help us make our zine possible, please donate to our Kickstarter.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.