Art

Volunteer Spotlight: Fumi Hata

Today, we sat down with volunteer Fumi Hata to discuss her inspiration, her favorite type of film, and what she would do on a deserted island:

What got you started with Photography?

“I took a photography course in high school because I had to fulfill an art credit, and I ended up liking it.”

What inspires you?

“I usually feel like I'm lacking something in my life. Maybe it's because I'm young, or because I'm not paying closer attention to what I have, but whatever it is, photography is helping me fill that in somehow.”

If you had a $5,000 gift card to a photo store, what would you spend it on?

“Probably a new DSLR, since I've been using the one I've had since high school while buying new film cameras.”

What’s your favorite type of photographic film?

“Portra 400 or Tri-X 400.”

You're stuck on a desert island with one camera of your choosing as well as unlimited batteries and film. What is your setup?

“A Hasselblad 500cm, Zeiss 50mm f/4 lens with either Portra or Tri-X. Assuming I'm alone, I can imagine myself going crazy and taking 'portraits' of like, trees.”


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Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Salaway

This week, we talked with BCD Volunteer Sara Salaway about her start in photography, her perspective on art, and her take on community in photography:

What got you started with photography?

“I did a mentorship program with two photographers in sixth grade. The first time I used the darkroom I was hooked.”

How would you describe your work?

“I would describe my work as a visceral exploration of the textures of trauma and bodily experiences.”

What inspires you?

“I am inspired by my friends who make such amazing work and seeing women who display unabashed confidence in their work.”

What’s your favorite thing about BCD?

“That I can always be connected to a community of analog photographers through it.”

You’ve been granted a 6 month residency with unlimited funding. What do you photograph?

“Myself, my family, and my friends.”


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