Today my guest is German photographer and author Monika Andrae. Monika loves to experiment with all types of vintage cameras and expired rolls of film. We talk about the importance of creativity in camera and in the field versus in the digital darkroom and many other things. Take a listen!
Monika Andrae has dedicated herself to photography since the early 90s. As a student she has spent (too) much time in the dark in order to document the results of their photographic adventures in silver gelatin prints. After her late switch to digital photography in 2005 she spent five years working exclusively in ones and 0s, until she fell back in love with film in 2010.
Monika is also on a mission: to make the more and more technical photography world a little more creative. Andrae’s podcast Monis Motivklingel has a large number of followers and her blog is a mix of everyday and creative topics. Together with Chris Marquardt she co-hosts the Absolut Analog film photography workshops.
Below is a collection of photographs by Monika captured with a Pentax 57, some expired film, a Diana F toy camera, a box camera and a pinhole camera.
Some of Monika's vintage cameras