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Inguna Skujina

Inguna Skujina is a film photographer from Latvia. With influences ranging from cats to black metal, she produces surreal images full of color resulting from her soups.

"I shoot film with two cameras - Zenit E and Canon EOS300. With Zenit I almost always shoot diafilm and don't experiment with it (it's expensive), but with my Canon I shoot negative film and experiment all the way."

See more of Inguna's work on instagram at @ @forestcreature___

ALTER/ANALOG: What processes do you use to create your images?

IS: The particular roll I developed at home using the C-41 process. Very ordinary and nothing interesting. But generally I like cross processing a lot (colour negative film in E-6 chemicals).

ALTER/ANALOG: What got you interested in alternative processes?

IS: The psychedelic effects and unrealistic colours that appear in the outcome. My biggest dream since I can remember myself has been for magic to be real and possible. I've always dreamt of myself having some kind of magical traits. With alternative processes and film soups I can achieve the cryptic, mystic and magical vibe!

ALTER/ANALOG:  How long have you shot film?

IS: I've been shooting film for a pretty short period of time, less than a year, could be like 10 months. I got into it when my grandfather projected to me some of his diafilm shots from the 80's and 90's and told me about the processing of a film roll. I was amazed and intrigued.

ALTER/ANALOG: What inspires you?

IS: My biggest sources of inspiration are nature, magic, my childhood, cats, black metal and horror films. The first four kind of complement each other. Nature appears in almost all of my shots, I like shooting it, because it is my escape from communicating with humans. I play with nature so that the outcome image reminds me of my early childhood years, the years of cats and dreams of magic. I am a huge fan of metal, especially black metal. The genre has many interesting stories and characteristics behind it and I like to remake them with a little personal twist. I also enjoy shitty 80's horror films a lot. I love to recreate some scenes of them.

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