Photographer Feature 5questions x 5images: Jake Swift

What made you start shooting film?

"The idea of a slower, more deliberate process really appealed to me. I shot with a mirrorless camera for a year prior, but was never quite thrilled with it's character. I also found editing digitals to be a drag."

Who or what are you most inspired by? and why?

"It may be pedestrian of me, but Edward Hopper. His scenes and colors make me want to take pictures. I'm not too familiar with many big photographers, but I really like Saul Leiter and Nan Goldin - also a scenes and colors thing"

How did you educate yourself to take better pictures?

"Trial, error, and the internet. I also watch a lot of YouTube videos by Eduardo Pavez-Goye. He has a series called "Shoot Film" and a good number of tutorials that I found really helpful."

What does photography mean to you?

"It’s a way to journal, learn a craft, and an attempt to make something meaningful."

What’s your dessert island camera?

"My Olympus Stylus Zoom - it's weather sealed!"

  • Grey Instagram Icon