Chiara Dondi considers herself a proud film photography buff. She was born in 1984 and is based out of Italy. During these years, she developed her technique exclusively incorporating analog photography. A purely film photographer is a rarity,… even in Italy. But it’s the new youthful artists keeping this niche alive in spectacular ways.
Chiara Dondi – Film Photography and Grit
It is only after development of the film, that she colorizes her photos with the seemingly antiquated use of watercolors. To say it gives each image a unique stamp is an understatement. It also transports each image into a work of art, never to be repeated.
She calls this series ‘Anthropomorphe’, and it combines the things she most fears and the things she most loves. Friends and family. The juxtaposition of these seemingly opposite feelings forces the viewer to face their own fears.
Chiara Dondi is quite content using, in her words, “her old Lubitel 166” with Ilford films. Sometimes it’s just the simplicity of the equipment that makes concentrating on the images that much less complicated.
Double Exposure Madness
The subtlety is in the organic grain and grittiness of the images. This is to celebrate what many may perceive as imperfections. It’s all there for a reason. Find Lubitel 166
To see more of her work, visit her social sites on Tumblr and Instagram.