PHOTOGRAPHER: Benjamin Innbjør Bargård
CAMERA: Nikon F5 + 24mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 80-200 f2.8
FILM: Kodak Ektar 100
DEVELOPED & SCANNED: Ultralab & Syn, Prague, Czech Republic
LOCATION: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Introducing Benjamin Innbjør Bargård. Benjamin resides in Bergen, Norway and we discovered his work while surfing Instagram. Half an hour later, his submission landed in our inbox. “This was my first time in Hong Kong, I was there shooting a short film. In my spare time I shot only one roll of film that I bought from a local market. This ended up being a Kodak Ektar 100 roll. It was my first time using this film. I wanted to focus on night shooting, since this was the time of day I had some spare time. I went out a few nights by myself, exploring the huge metropolis of Hong Kong.”

“I showed an early interest for visual art. Through drawing, painting and photography, I found many mediums to express myself. My interest for photography started with my father’s old Nikon FM from the 70s with a 50mm prime mounted on. As a young boy, I was fascinated by the aperture ring, the smooth focus and the loud mechanical click of the shutter. It didn’t take long before I was the official photographer for our many family trips around Europe. I photographed mostly architecture since I was too shy to photograph people.”

“I bought my Nikon F5, using the first paycheck I got, but I still use the FM occasionally. I got my first DSLR in 2009, but it never stopped me from shooting film.”

Check out more of Benjamin’s work on his website and follow him on Instagram. Interested in submitting to LENSES&LOCALS Film Features? Find out all about them, here.