Polaroids with Brunoroids

We're super excited to sit down with film photographer Brian Bruno to hear about his love of analog, where he draws inspiration, and what he believes the future holds for film photography.

Tell us a bit about yourself!

I'm from the Philadelphia area. I work at a cigar cafe and I'm a freelancer as well. I love film and nature so you will find me at the cinema or on a hike. 

A lot of your work feels very nostalgic-- where do you find inspiration?

From movies for sure. I hope to have my images feel a bit like film stills from some lost movie.

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How did you get into photography?

Senior year of high school, it was all that I did because it was the closest thing to making a movie. I figured photography would be similar and ended up really loving the process of photography.

What draws you to film photography? What do you think film captures that digital does not?

The magic of it all. I was originally taught analog and it just makes more sense to me. I feel digital draws you out of the situation. Film keeps you in the scene. I feel film will always capture more interesting things since film can be unpredictable.

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What do you believe the future holds for film photography?

It is growing.  Kodak is bringing back old films and instant film is on the rise. Film photography is bringing in a whole new group of people in who want to try it. Personally, I'm excited to get my first book, a book of Polaroid Chocolate Art Nudes, out in the next couple months! Support the project here.

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A Rare Polaroid Of Me By @beardeddoom

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Big thanks to Brian Bruno for this interview! Follow him on Instagram at @brunoroids.

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