Angela Blumen

Angela Blumen

My Life In Analogue — Angela Blumen makes unedited magic; playing with colour palette, light and shadow to capture life’s upbeat moments and bluer moods.

A writer, blogger and print zine designer when she’s not being a 24 year old student, Angela brings her artistic eye to the curb as an analogue experimentalist who uses the lines of Copenhagen’s scape to compose stylised film stills. Her pictures combine natural sunlight and neon hotpipes with stonework and dingy city hangouts, focusing viewers of her work on the fun lovingness of life despite the grit of Denmark’s urban noise.

When and why did you start shooting pictures?
I started shooting analogue when I moved to Stockholm, mostly because my grandfather gave me a camera!

What is it you love about film photography?
It’s “real”, it looks better and you don’t have to edit pics (at least I never do except when shooting on really cheap film).

What are you passionate about outside of photography – and how does this inform the images you take?

I think when I was taking my first motion graphics course I really developed as a photographer. I do some design but right now I mostly read and write a lot, I really missed doing that. Travelling really contributes to finding nice people and places to photograph.

Who or what inspires your work?
Heaps! One of my favourite’s Coco Capitan. I just can’t get enough of all of her work! Copenhagen as a city is really inspiring, too. And the sea.

What do you do for a living and how does photography fit into your life?
I study and I work in a café and hopefully at a more serious company soon. I also have a creative collective called Cloudly where I mostly do photography. And I’ve founded and designed a magazine called Sucre. It’s print only and featurex photographers and young artists from all over the world.

What’s the shoot and editing process like for you? Are you trying to tell stories with your images?
I try to work with close friends and then things just happen, and I don’t edit my pictures. I think I am trying to capture people and personalities and moments, which in turn can tell a story or can just be looked at. I would never capture anything not pretty.

How do you share your work?
I make zines and I have a blog.

Are your photos staged or documentary? Can you describe why you choose to shoot in this way?
When shooting series with my collective they are both staged and directed. Though I still enjoy to photograph everyday life, just to keep the memories. Often they are documentary.

If you had to take one photo that summed up your view on life, what would it capture?
I think people and food!

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