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Stephen Dowling

Film Photographer

I first got into film photography around the year 2000. The bug bit deep. For the past decade-and-a-half, I’ve been shooting film – colour, black-and-white, slide, cross-processed and long expired.

I run the analogue photography blog Zorki Photo, which tries to dispel some of the myths about film photography – that it’s overly technical, that it’s too expensive, too difficult to learn, too inflexible. Many of the cameras I shoot on are the kind of tried-and-trusted classics you might find in your parents’ loft or at a car boot sale.

I’m an ambassador for Lomography – their Lomo LC-A compact was one of the cameras that sparked my love of film photography – and have held exhibitions in London, Paris and Romania. I’m originally from New Zealand, but have called London home for the last 20 years.

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.” - Elliott Erwitt

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