My nickname is Nicole. I will be turning 26 on 31st August. Yes, I have the same birthday as Malaysia. Nope, no prize for having the same birthday as my country of origin (I get asked a lot).
I chanced upon film photography (again) by accident and started using analogue film in September 2016. I enjoyed the process and the film look so much that I became a convert. However, I still shoot with digital camera occasionally: my only Fujifilm X-pro 2.
For black & white, I adore Kodak Tri-X 400.
From the very first day I started my photography hobby in 2011 (thanks to my friend Adhianto), I focused subconsciously on documentary/street and architecture. At that time, documentary/street photography was not as trendy as now. Not many people around me own a camera, maybe 1 or 2 friends did.
Fast forward, everyone now owns a camera, be it on smart phone or a good professional camera. Because camera has been made to be very affordable.
And there comes Instagram and VSCO. Now everyone can share their art pieces and get our self-esteem from Instagram by looking at the number of ‘likes’ we get.
That’s why I have muted notification from Instagram and be less active on it.
Anyway, I work full-time as a research associate, studying diagnostic biomarker for prostate cancer. I hold pipette during weekdays, camera during weekends (if I am not lazy).
Moving on, I am still trying to search for the career path I want to pursue. I am choosing between doing a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). There are many choices, it just depends if I dare to make the move.
Why I blog? Because I am an introvert and I express myself better with words. And I can seldom find anybody who can sit patiently to talk about analogue film. Most people are self-centered and only want to promote themselves.
Furthermore, writing blog posts is therapeutic and it serves as a diary.
I reject writing paid review because I don’t believe in the stuff they sell.
The aim of this blog is to inspire more people to shoot film, so more people can continue to enjoy film for as long as the film manufacturers can last.
Okay, that’s all I have to say about myself.
Thanks for reading.