Real and Pure

Diana Pūraitė is a photography student in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her photography now is primarily about trying out different films and cameras, searching for interesting compositions.

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What is your favourite photograph you ever took?

My most favourite photo is of my boyfriend when we were having a vacation in Nida. It was really hot that day. I think the contrast really conveys the mood of that day.

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How does photography affect your daily life?

I never leave my house without a camera. I’m always coming up with ideas, I try to create as much as possible. It is always in my mind. Also I am a photography student so I’m constantly working on coursework.

Where do you get inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from going to galleries, seeing other peoples’ love for art, creating. I get really motivated and inspired when I find another photographer’s work that I love. It motivates to create something of my own. Also I get ideas throughout the day, usually driving by bus, listening to music, and looking through the window.

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How and why did you decide to stick mostly to film photography?

When I was younger I had a little digital camera that I had with me all the time, just as I have an analogue camera now. What really got me into photography was analogue photography. It is just so real and pure to me, like nature. I love developing film by myself. I love enlarging photos, it makes me really happy. I like digital and I have worked with a digital camera a few times, but I love film.

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Which camera do you love using and why?

I have different camera that I like to use for different purposes. I like my Minolta srt101 for colour photography and my Leica m3 for b&w photography. I also have a little Fujifilm clearshot, with it I like to take pictures of people or just things that I want to remember, like a diary.

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What will you be working on next?

I have a lot of different projects in my mind, but I don’t really want to reveal them now. If anyone is interested I have my website http://dianapuraite.com where I post all of my photos.

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https://dianapuraite.com/

https://www.instagram.com/ddiaaanna/

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