Artist Spotlight: Johams Leguisamo

IMGAnother weekend has come and gone. It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another Artist Spotlight. If you are new to the blog, this is a weekly feature, where we spotlight photographers and artist that are inspiring others with there instant film work. If you would like to be featured, or have someone in mind that you would like to see, reach out and let us know. You can email us or simply comment below.
This week, the spotlight is on Panama City based photographer, Johams Leguisamo. Shooting his instant work exclusively on an Instax 210, Johams is capturing the world around him beautifully.
You can see more of his film work at the links below.
• A little about yourself. Where you are from and what you do.


Im from Panama City, Panama, i work as a graphic designer, on weekends i always try to go out to some new place that can inspired my work, i go out skating with my friends, trying to get the chance to be in a new spot in our country, wherever i go i always have my camera with me, always film.



How did you get into instant photography?


Since i was a little kid instant photography always draw my attention, the fact that you can actually see how the image is developed in front of you, it was like magic for me and amazed me a lot and it still does; when i started in analog photography back in 2009, it was very interesting to found out instant cameras were still out there, a friend of mine gave me a Polaroid one-step but i could not find any paper available for this camera so i decided to purchase a FujiFilm instax camera.

 


What is your favorite camera used for instant photography? 

Is not only because is the one that i use but i have to say FujiFilm instax wide camera.



What instant camera have you not shot with, but would love to try?

Definitely a Polaroid land 180 and a Mamiya 600se but this one is harder to find.



What’s your favorite Impossible film or pack film type?

FujiFilm instax wide, i would love to use impossible film but its kind of expensive to ship impossible film to my country it cost me around $60 bucks just for 8 pictures, but i would love to use it though



How have you incorporated instant film into your regular workflow?

Well I always try to get a few packs of instant every time I’m gonna go on a trip, those are my personal postcards.



How would you describe your voice or vision with instant photography? (does it differ from your other work?)


I would really love to go deeper into instant photography, since i really like to capture those spontaneous moments, and see those colors no other digital or film camera can convey, ill be getting an instant camera that will allow me to make long exposures on 4×5 format to start a new project. 


Any personal projects we should know about?


I do have some projects running right now but they are not ready yet, i post some of my b&w on my blog you should check it out.
 http://entornogris.tumblr.com



What other photographers do you look up too?

Well there are a lot of them but my favorites are Pep Boonet, Bastiank Soforbild, Tamara Lichtenstein, Ian Ruther and a couple of photographers from my country.



What advice would you give to someone just getting into instant photography?

Instant photography is a magical and beautiful thing to get into and well it is a lot of fun as well, so there is no downside on it. My advice would be to start with fuji instant, because another type of instant film are kind of expensive if you live in latin america, but if you can afford them, just go for it!



Where does your inspiration come from? Do you seek it out or wait till it finds you?

spend a lot of time on flickr and tumblr surfing groups and blogs about film photography but inspiration comes from nature and every single thing it shows you while you get the chance to be into the wild, nature is just amazing!

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