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Contributing artists and other friends of KONO! talk about photography, art and and what it means to them.
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Dee Elegia, Manchester, UK

Dee Elegia, Manchester, UK

Please introduce yourself to our readers: My name is Dee, but I'm more commonly known as elegia. I'm a self-taught analog photographer from Scotland, but I've been living in Manchester, England for the last four years. I love colour and quirkiness, and I pretty much live on tea (and hummus). How and when  did you get into photography? I got into photography via modelling around six years ago. It began with me experimenting with self-portraits as a way of practising my posing and to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. A few of the resulting self-portraits I shared...

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La Fille Renne, France

La Fille Renne, France

Please introduce yourself to our readers:Hi! I’m Cécile aka La Fille Renne, a film photographer and osteologist from France. I am 28 years old and I love natural science, selling plushies that I make, post-rock, tea, Cervidae, sea, traveling, and body modifications. Film photography has an important place in my life.How and when did you get into photography?I grew up in a family with a father and a grandfather who did film photography, and I always saw a lot of old cameras and black & white prints at home. I had my first film compact camera at ten years. At...

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Miu Vermillion

Miu Vermillion

Please introduce yourself to our readers:Hello, I'm Miu Vermillion. I'm a photographer, visual artist, demi-couturier, contemporary art writer, and social media fanatic who is going to co-launch VIRTUOGENIX - a photography and digital art magazine - this September.How and when did you get into photography?I got into photography by way of digital art. I didn't have the budget to purchase stock images for my personal projects, so I shot everything myself. In 2011, I co-founded a bespoke/demi-couture company, and shot all of the company's website and promotional images myself. In my effort to promote the bespoke clothing and jewelry, I...

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Irina Chernikova, San Francisco, California

Irina Chernikova, San Francisco, California

How and when  did you get into photography?I got into film photography less than 2 years ago when I came across a free analog camera. Ever since then, I’m on a mission to try every film out there and experiment with all kinds of analog techniques.  What cameras do you use preferably for analog and digital?I shoot mostly with k-mount Pentax cameras and on occasion instant film on Polaroid 600.   What or who influenced you style?I think my photography style is mostly influenced by architecture and cinematography. I am also inspired by many photographers, but I wouldn't be able to...

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Frank Dautant, NYC

Frank Dautant, NYC

May you describe yourself in a few sentences, if possible? I'm a self taught photographer based out of NYC. I am a film photography addict and landscape is the subject I like the most. I was born in Indianapolis, IN but raised in Caracas, Venezuela and before moving to the US I lived in Sydney, Australia for some years. Although I am an engineer by career, I am a photographer at heart. To me photography is a perfect balance between art and science. How did you get into photography? I picked it up from my dad, he was always carring...

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