Alexey Kurbatov | Vologda, Russia

Short bio…

Alexey Kurbatov is a 26 years old self-taught photographer from Russia. Although a graduate from Technical University, Alexey dedicated himself completely to photography. His first works were for local magazines and sites, events, concerts. At one point he fell in love with analog photography and after an experimenting period and a long search for ‘his’ camera, he started using Polaroid, Holga, Leica M6 and Pinhole camera.

You shoot film because…

I always like process which is not involved with digital technologies. That’s why I prefer to develop films by myself and making prints in darkroom. Also I think that print is always better if author make it by himself, artwork is complete if all the steps are made by author, so I often use alternative printing techniques – cyanotype, lith-print, gumpigment process, in this processes author can put his additional creativity to final tangible incarnation of image.
And sorry my english!

Your photography feels like…

I think it is prerogative of spectator to judge about that.

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