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Jul 20, 2019
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Apr 13, 2010

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About Me

First off: NOT INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH RETOUCHERS - I believe that you are talented but a big part of my work (shooting on film) is NO EDITING!! All I do is dust removal and slight rotation and cropping. I am a purist!!

Anyway, hello! I'm a human light meter ;) and for MM, I only shoot film: medium format, 35mm, polaroid. I prefer ambient light to flash & shoot on location. I am not someone who's interested in shooting on a white background / typical studio situation.

Current avatar is a portrait of me that **I did not take** but I believe in order to take a good photo of someone, you have to be able to have a good photo taken of yourself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The more creative, the better. Double exposures, elaborate costumes, lit by neon, in a pool, you name it.

People I like to work with:
-those who understand the magic of film, particularly medium format
-those who have specific ideas in mind (wardrobe? location? mood? etc) OR those seeking to collaborate. Inspire and be inspired!
-those who take their work seriously but definitely have a silly side (it shows up well in photos!)
-those who have a unique look: you aren't afraid of being yourself because yourself is beautiful.

Please: NO FLAKES, and be a good communicator.

Et oui, je parle français <3 und eine bisschen Deutsche, Bitte sprich langsam mit mir :D

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"Astra is a blast to shoot with, between her seemingly never ending bag full of film cameras, and her infinite knowledge of all things FILM, you'll always walk away from a shoot with her feeling like you learned something new. She also has an amazing eye for detail and is GREAT at giving direction. Thanks Astra for being such an amazing being to collaborate with!" Read less

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"It was great chatting with Astra before the shoot - it just added to the comfort of the shoot itself." Read less

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"My absolute favourite person to shoot with. Astra is extremely talented, creative, kind, and just a delight to be around. She oozes creativity and passion. I recommend shooting with her at every opportunity." Read less

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