Julia Krylova‘s photo is featured this month in our Revolog calendar. Find out in our interview where she took the scenic Lazer photograph.
Where are you from, how old are you?
I’m from Nuremberg, originally born in St. Petersburg and I’m 23 years old.
Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be a photographer?
I am currently studying sociology and media studies and planning on finishing this part of my life soon. I really enjoy my studies but I would definitely like to turn my focus on creating photos and/or even movies, which I’m both very passionate about.
My interest, geared towards photography, started fairly early in my life, as my grandpa was really interested in that topic. He used to take a lot of photos in every possible situation (which annoyed everyone except me). His passion for taking pictures inspired me (also the “annoying other people with taking photos of everything” part) and led me to buying my first camera after I had collected enough money when I was 13 years. I wasn’t the same afterwards and after a while when I started to understand the different aspects of creating a manual photo I also started taking analog photos with my grandpa’s very old cameras.
Do you professionally work as a photographer?
Unfortunately not yet, but it is a huge goal of mine to continue my process towards working in a professional environment.
Why do you like to take analog pictures? Do you shoot digital as well?
I don’t wanna know how much money I’ve spent on films the last 10 years. It’s this exciting feeling to pick up the freshly developed photos after days or even weeks having gone by after taking them. Are there gonna be any little gems or can I just toss them all into the trash? (are the questions going through my head after taking them) 😀 Also, before I take an analogous photo I have the feeling that I pay more attention to the whole photographing process and make sure everything is “extra” right, which I often don’t do when photographing digitally.
Do you have a favorite subject to photograph? If so, why?
I don’t think that’s very unique but I love to look out for things (or even certain emotions or acts) which are not really seen by everyone on the first look because they are fairly hidden or a bit absurd within their current context. So whenever I’m able to catch one of those via photography I’m always really proud of myself afterwards.
What’s your favorite analog camera?
I don’t really have one. On the one hand I love those funky cameras which have either a fisheye lens or eight time-shifted lenses in one. On the other hand I just love cameras which are entirely manual and you’re completely responsible for the whole outcome.
…but the more I think about it I also absolutely love single-use cameras especially for music festivals or partys. 😀
Do you have a favorite revolog film?
It all started with the Tesla 1 and 2 and YES! I’M STILL HOPING THAT ONE DAY ONE OF THOSE BOLTS IS GONNA END UP ON SOMEONES FOREHEAD WHICH WILL MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE HARRY POTTER!
What’s the story behind your revolog calendar photo?
I was on vacation with my mom in Barcelona almost two years ago. I LOVE big cities but going down to the beach and just chilling for a little while is also always exciting (especially after walking all day) so when I saw the palm trees (and for once no people) I had to save this moment.