Interview / Nick Williams

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Interview with Australian photographer, Nick Williams.
27 years old – based in Sydney – equipment : Pentax 6×7 (Portra 400)

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What are you doing in your life Nick?

Trying to shoot as much film as I can.

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Can you give us a movie and a song you like?

Movie: Blue Velvet (1986)
Song: Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène, part 2

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You shoot these incredibly clean photographs with a Pentax 6×7, a huge camera from the late 60’s.
Why this choice? Isn’t it a bit arduous to deal with a camera that big (2,3 kg) ?

It’s all part of the challenge really, but well worth it in the end. I love shooting with this camera. The look, feel and shutter noise can’t be beat. Plus it’s a great talking piece. Recently I had a middle aged man come up to me and ask “Hey is that the Pentax 67? I had one of them back in the day!” It was great to see his eyes filled with nostalgia and how happy it made him.

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When do you take pictures and how do you choose where to go?

I take pictures mainly on the weekend or when I am on holidays. I’m constantly exploring new places and I bring my camera along to capture the adventure. Platforms like Tumblr and Instagram provide endless amounts of inspiration and new locations to visit.

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Do you have creative plans for the future?

I’m looking forward to creating my first photo book.

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What are you going to do after having answered to this final question?

Taking a well deserved nap.

Merci Nick !

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