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Interviews — KONO! Originals


Contributing artists and other friends of KONO! talk about photography, art and and what it means to them.
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Kim & Cam, Vancouver Island

35mm film analoge Photography KONO! Originals

Kim & Cam, Vancouver Island

How and when did you two get into photography?

Cam: I've been taking photos non-stop since I was about 14. I burnt through so much 35mm in those days of cheap 1 Hour developing and it got even worse when I started traveling.

Kim: I always loved having a way to document memories. I was given a film camera as a child and would go around taking terrible photos that I still cherish today. When I met Cam, he was so gifted at lining up, lighting and taking photos, and I tried to learn everything I could. He taught me so much.

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Zachary Nystrom, NJ, USA

35mm film analoge Photography KONO! Originals

Zachary Nystrom, NJ, USA

Among which criteria do you choose your models and the striking backgrounds we can find on your photos?

When I first started out I was shooting mostly just with my friends and local bands that I enjoyed. From there I searched the web for creatives with content and attitude that I liked and that evolved into creators contacting me. As for locations, on tour I just made the best out of the landscape around me. I love the outdoors so if I have the opportunity I will always go to nature. I always ask the models if they have a specific spot they want to go to and if not I research the area and pick out the best outdoor spots.

 portrait of Zachary by @directedbybigbody Anthony Comi

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Mark Zuiderveld, Beijing, China

35mm film analoge Photography KONO! Originals

Mark Zuiderveld, Beijing, China

Please introduce yourself to our readers: I'm Mark Zuiderveld, originally from Jacksonville, Illinois‐‐the land of Lincoln. How and when did you get into photography? I've been into photography since my late high school years, when I took a class in black and white 35mm film photography. We used the chemicals in the darkroom, and that interest in being in dark areas was always fascinating to me. I also love watching films, and going to other places and states of mind always took place in the dark. You use a lot of different films but your style is always coming through,...

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