Matea

Francisco Mirimon is a Lisbon based musician with a true passion for analog photography. He first started shooting 2 years ago and he truly believes that every day is a lesson and you shouldn’t skip it. There is so much more to learn, to live for, and plenty of reasons to burn film.

What inspired this series? And how did you choose to shoot on film?

I’m always searching for a balance between an emotional state and the beauty of the female body. A good picture has to somehow lead you to a feeling, not physical but emotional, something that will make you feel good, a good memory of the day. That is my main purpose. I believe in film, in its flaws, brittleness and delicacy. There lies the pure and organic beauty of it. The way you embrace it through the shooting and the developing process. Film isn’t a choice, it’s the only way that makes sense to me.

How did the shoot got?

Matea is a photographer in her homeland Austria. I met her online and I thought it could be interesting to take some pictures with her. It was a lot of fun and she is a great human being too.

What made you start doing photography?

That’s a hard question. Do you ever get that feeling that you are meant to do something? You don’t know why, you simply have to do it.

How being a photographer has shaped your look at everyday things in life? Do you think it’s a benefit in a way?

Yes, no doubt about it. It’s an upgrade! You only notice some details through the lens and because of that you’re paying attention to them. Nowadays you see a lot of things you don’t care about and in a way, you end up losing the things you really need to see, feel and think about.

What’s next for you in the upcoming year? Any projects or trips planned?

I’ve already thought about some things I have/need to do. I will put more of my energy into music, I miss playing my music live for people. Yeah, I’ve had a trip in my mind for years! Iceland, I’d love to go there, I just don’t know when. And I’ll be always carrying my camera around.