As the director of World Wide Photographer Relationships, my job has so many cool aspects. One of the best? The world renowned photographers with whom we have unbelievable relationships, like Steve McCurry, John Sexton, Joyce Tenneson, Matthew Jordan Smith and Mary Ellen Mark and emerging photographers, like the ones we get to meet through groups like The Society for Photographic Education, PDN 30, and the [F] Network. We hope that their work will inspire you – to grab your camera, try a new film, shoot a new subject. And what better time than next week’s World Film Day. On April 12, the team from Lomography will host events, including a series of Meet-Ups, around the globe to celebrate all things analogue.
Meanwhile, in the coming weeks and months here on Film Fridays, we’ll give you a chance to hear from some of these mind-blowingly talented men and women who take our films and create those photographs that make you smile, laugh, cry, think, remember and dream.
First up – Eliot Dudik. We first met Dudik as part of the 2010 PDN Emerging Photographers. Based in Charleston, SC, Dudik shoots large format, using cameras like a Korona View Camera. His monograph, ROAD ENDS IN WATER, first published in 2010, celebrates the culture and landscape of rural South Carolina, specifically between Savannah and Charleston.
We loved it when he shared this video, produced by Virginia Cinema Films, showing some behind the scenes work on his current project, shooting Civil War re-enactments, using 8×10 PORTRA 160. Enjoy!