Maya Fuhr – Pentax Thespian

Maya Fuhr

Can you be a photographer and an actress? Sure. Especially if you’re a 20-something photographer packing heat in the form of a Pentax K1000. Hey, if she becomes the next Angelina Jolie, then photography will just end up being a serious hobby, sort of like a Dennis Hopper. A real serious hobby.

 

Pentax K1000
© Maya Fuhr

 

A $70 Pentax K1000

But in the meantime, the Canadian beauty, (British Columbia), is making some serious inroads into a professional career in photography. Film photography, no less. Even managing a story in Italian Vogue. All the while, most of her images have come out of a $70 Pentax K1000 camera! Her favorite cameras: Canon A1, Pentax K1000, Hasselblad 500 C/M. She also keeps an endless photographic diary, photographing her daily life.Her style exhibits a sensual sexuality,…only throttled by the restraints of advertising. As she says; “Some of my favorite cameras: Canon A1, Pentax k1000 and my Hasselblad.  I was doing major organization of my film where I was labelling them so they’re a little easier to find.  I have to go through every single film negative to find specific photos I want to print or put in my photo book.  Shooting on film is very complicated!”

 

Maya Fuhr
© Maya Fuhr

 

While it’s her nostalgia and appreciation for “old-fashioned things” that draws her to film, it doesn’t make her a ‘luddite’. Just gives her a uniqueness that is even more pronounced because of her age. She has nothing against it, (digital),… she just doesn’t care for it. And likens it to a ‘disposable camera’.  And she appreciates the timeless quality of a tangible medium. All on a Pentax K1000 she’s used for nearly a decade. (actually, she recently got a Hasselblad, and is loving it)

 

Maya Fuhr
© Maya Fuhr

 

Maya Fuhr at the moment resides in Toronto. Visit her website for more great imaging. Find Pentax K1000 and Hasselblad.

 

Maya Fuhr Website

 

 

 

 

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