Since I started doing photography the way I work has totally changed. Its not as simple as saying it changed from analogue to digital; its much more complex. Its also about how the ideas develop and how they end up on the screen or on paper. Sometimes I feel I lost some of my creativity because of this transfer in my working process. I do like digtital photography but I love analogue. I love the materials in all of the aspects and the surprices during the processes. In 2001 I travelled 6 weeks in China on trains and busses with my husband and our 5 months old baby. Among others we travelled to the cities Lanchou and Xining and the great Tibetan monastery Labrang in central China. On this travel I photographed 24-7 and used all of the cameras I could carry. I shot narrow-gauge film, analogue color and black and white on a 35mm and 6×7 negatives on a pinhole camera. I have focussed only little on the materials in the years after, but recently I was inspired to work with it again and I made these pictures. Most of them are shot on my pinhole camera. The images […]
A small series of pictures from the archives. I love this perspective where big becomes small and the photo has so many details. I have played with a new edit; not sure if I like the warm tone in the highlights yet and it might end up all black and white; but for now this is how they look.
I have an instagram profile which I feed with mobile pics. I like to shoot pictures which come along my path. Pictures where I dont think about clients interest in the process, just me and my private path. Mostly I shoot a picture with my mobile if suddenly the light is spectacular, if I see an amazing colour or if I just like what I see. You can follow me on christina_birch_
Years ago I spent hours in the darkroom printing fine art photoes making multiple exposures. When visiting Paris recently I shot a serie of pictures with mutiple exposure digitally. Very different from the analog photoes but still fun.
We walked around the township one sunday and met these young guys having a smoke and a talk in the shade of a tree. They were all living in Khayelitsha and attending university in Cape Town. Another meeting was these kids dancing on the street to the beat of a drum made of a plastic bucket. They had fun practising a tribal dance. See more of my pictures from Khayelitsha in the menu /Projects.
“Young couple kissing at the Louvre” I shot this picture last week when visiting Paris. Such a joy discovering this young couple in love and to shoot such a picture in a place surrounded with worldclass pictures.