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January 2015/The Return of Voight Kampff

To All,

I’d like to thank everyone for following and supporting Voight Kampff Magazine. As you have probably noticed, updates in the mag came to a halt in February. I am currently working on a number of personal, creative projects this year. So, unfortunately I don’t have as much time to keep my magazine running. But it will return in January 2015 with more of an emphasis on music and short film.

Editor and founder of Voight Kampff///////Vanishing Twin
This month’s print magazine is now available to purchase

Featured: Sebastian Reiser, Lautaro Garcia, Manuel Tanner, James Doyle, Federica Campochiaro,
 Elif Eren, Jelena Radovanovic, Mário Macedo, Hanna Skachkova, Sanja Bistricic, Yulia Krivich, Erich Deleeuw

This month’s print magazine is now available to purchase

Featured: Sebastian Reiser, Lautaro Garcia, Manuel Tanner, James Doyle, Federica Campochiaro, Elif Eren, Jelena Radovanovic, Mário Macedo, Hanna Skachkova, Sanja Bistricic, Yulia Krivich, Erich Deleeuw

Photographer: Erich Deleeuw

Current city: Toronto, ON

Camera you currently use: Leica M4-P

Camera film: Kodak Portra 

What inspires you to photograph: Everything around me, If I stopped taking photographs I’d probably explode 

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m currently living and studying photography in Toronto, ON. I work in a small PhotoLab in the north end of town. When I was younger my Oma gave me a TLR for my birthday that used to belong to her when she practiced photography professionally in Germany. Following this I built a darkroom and began teaching myself and some friends how to process and print. I studied a number of artistic disciplines at BealArt in London, ON before being accepted into Ryerson where I’m currently working towards my BFA.

Photographer: Yulia Krivich

Current city: Warsaw, Poland, but now I’m often in my native city Dnepropetrovsk.

Camera you currently use: Contax G2, Canon Elan II, Canon 7D and different polaroid cameras.

Camera film: When I have money I buy Kodak Portra 160, but usually it’s any cheap film

What inspires you to photograph: Photography for me is like a quick draw or notice of the current moment.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine), where I got my BA Diploma of Architecture. After I moved to Warsaw (Poland). This year I finished my studies in Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw Department of Media Arts with major in photography and multimedia. My diploma project was an attempt to define the reality in post-soviet Ukraine. My inspiration comes from my critical point of view and hope that art could change the reality.

Photographer: Sanja Bistricic

Current city: Zagreb, Croatia

Camera you currently use:  Pentax

Camera film: Fuji

What inspires you to photograph: A lot of things – a moment,  people, architecture, nature etc… I’m probably combining all the things I observe and experience with thoughts and feelings that are inside me.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m a 31 year old currently based in Zagreb, but originally from a small island on Croatian coast. I am an agricultural engineer by profession, although I don’t work in that area. Art in any form has always been, and remains, my first love. I don’t know what more to say so I prefer to let my work speak for me.

Photographer: Hanna Skachkova

Current city: Kharkov, Ukraine

Camera you currently use: Olympus Mju II, Polaroid Image 2

Camera film: Centuria 400, Agfa 100

What inspires you to photograph: In my work I examine such topics as social transformation, which formed under the influence of a global culture in the past decade, the correlation of global and local culture in my country. As well as that I research the ratio of analog and digital technology and the relationships between human and different types of media.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m a 23 year old Media and Communication student from Ukraine. I love watching commonness and common things, an evidence, simple colours. Most of all I love to watch people on the street and  shoot  pictures of them. I like British cinema of the 80s. Recently I filmed my own first short film.

Photographer: Mário Macedo

Current City: Copenhagen

Camera you currently use: Yashica t4 or Leica Minilux (I’m in a point and shoot phase!)

Camera film: Random (usually expired) films

What inspires you to photograph: More and more I get drawn to photographing during the night. I love to photograph wasted people. But yeah, I take pictures to remember myself in places, people, moments, whatever.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born and raised in a small town in the north of Portugal and now I live in Copenhagen. I spend most of my days flipping sausages at a gourmet hotdog shop where I wonder about the ups and downs of life. I also belong to 73collective

Photographer: Jelena Radovanovic

Current city: Belgrade, Serbia

Camera you currently use: mostly Zenit TTL and Halina Vision 

Camera film: Centuria 400, Rossmann Film 200 

What inspires you to photograph: I really like that special feeling when I do analog photography. All parts of it: finding something awesome to capture, pressing the button and that anticipation while you are waiting for your photos to develop. It really makes you appreciate photography. I usually have one camera with myself all the time, because you never know what interesting things you may see. It doesn’t matter if I am someplace new or going home the same path every day, I can always find something exciting to capture which I haven’t noticed before.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am studying radio and theatre production which is really interesting and creative. When I have time and money, I like going on trips with my family or friends. I can not imagine spending the day without music and coffee.

Photographer: Elif Eren 

Current city: I'm based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Camera you currently use: I use polaroid 3000af, Henrycin a8000s, Zenit 12ca, Fujifilm mini 7s.

Camera film: I use any film. It doesn’t matter which one.

What inspires you to photograph: I'm inspired by all that I see. I'm inspired by cinematography. Béla Tarr, Haneke, Reha Erdem and my strange dreams.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm 21. I study economics at Marmara University.

Photographer: Federica Campochiaro 

Current city: Rome, Italy

Camera you currently use: I have several film cameras, but actually I’m using a lot of the Yashica electro gt, and the Zeiss Ikon Nettar for the medium format.

Camera film: Fomapan 400, triX for the medium format, fujfilm color 200/400, Superia 400, Ektar 100 

What inspires you to photograph: Well, everything kinda inspires me. Music above all, feelings I keep inside my stomach, and movies are a great source of inspiration.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m a 26 year old design student from Rome. I moved here eight years ago, since I was 18 I lived in a small mountain town by the south of Italy. After a year and a half of selfportraits I was annoyed of myself, then I began to portrait people. The thing I maybe focus the most on is identity, both in the way we feel inside of ourselves and the image that passes outside. So, that’s why I’m so obsessed with mirrors, and double exposures: I see image layers as a complex picture of a much bigger kaleidiscope which is identity (of a person as a place, too). I’m completely devoted to film, I develop and print my pictures on my own, I need to build my work in a concrete way.

Photographer: James Doyle 

Current city: Laguna Niguel, CA

Camera you currently use: Contax T2, Yashica T4, Polaroid 450, Polaroid SX-70, Canon Rebel K2

Camera film: Lomography 400, Kodak Portra 160, Kodak T-Max 400, Polaroid 669

What inspires you to photograph: I began taking analog pictures after going to a Cindy Sherman exhibition at LACMA when I was 16. Art for me is all about communication, so often my photographs often reflect a need to express my ideas. I usually get my best concepts for photographs while running, and in the space between being sleeping and awake. Those are usually the only times when my mind is quiet for a moment. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m 22, in college double majoring in Art History and Creative Photography and I mostly study contemporary theory and criticism. When I’m not writing research papers or trying to make art, I like reading, running, going to galleries, watching 90’s sitcoms and documentaries, traveling, and drinking coffee.

Photographer: Manuel Tanner 

Current city: Berlin

Camera you currently use: Fujifilm X100S and Konica Hexar Silver

Camera film: different

What inspires you to photograph: Mainly the people and places surrounding me. Other art forms. Memories. One of my favourite photographers is Wolfgang Tillmans.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in a super tiny village in the German countryside. I love nature and silence. About 10 years ago I moved to Berlin which is a great city in a lot of ways. So I love nature and big city life, silence and ecstasy.

Photographer: Lautaro Garcia 

Current city: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Camera you currently use: Diverse Pentax bodies with smc lenses from 24 to 40mm, Olympus Trip and some aleatory pocket cameras.

Camera film: Agfavista 400, Superia 400, Fuji c200, Kodak Proimage, Kodak Ektar

What inspires you to photograph: Obviously the night, rivers, trees, fog, rain, mountains and some girls on their own mortal coil, inspiration may go beyond the elements or subjects depicted in my pictures. If I had to put this in words, I’m heavily influenced by meteorology and geography.
I still can’t find a logical way to answer that question. The phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words”, it’s certainly true, otherwise I’d choose to be a writer.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: formed and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a city near the river, a thing which I’m very grateful for.
I’ve studied cinema but I quit too early, was not my thing, then I kept putting more emphasis onto photography, technique and technique. I’m self-thought in photography. I have realised that the most important thing is to watch, watch and keep watching pictures, films and paintings.

Photographer: Sebastian Reiser 

Current city: Graz, Austria.

Camera you currently use: Mamiya 7, Contax T2 and a Yashica T4.

Camera film: I use Kodak Portra for medium format and some cheap Fujifilm for my 35mm stuff.

What inspires you to photograph: Puh, pretty much everything around me. But one thing I really like is clicking through the web and to find new photographers, new projects they made and how many amazing photographers are out there. Sometimes it’s really frustrating and sometimes it’s just inspiring for me!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I grew up in a small village in upper Austria and I moved to Graz (Austria) a few years ago. In the last years I found my love for analogue photography. Currently I am working on various personal photo-projects and I also started filming some short films.

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