About OLD

Just sayin’: Yoga for the advanced audience. Love it or leave it.

The Analog Panda

The Analog Panda. Nikon FE2, Rollei Infrared 400, Rodinal.
The Analog Panda. Nikon FE2, Rollei Infrared 400, Rodinal.

Some people do Yoga, I do Film. »The Analog Panda« is my private blog dedicated to analog film photography, both 35mm and medium format. Classical black & white and color photos, experimental processes from cross processing to Lomography. I’m not spending precious time in Lightroom or Photoshop. I feel like this would break the magic of working with analog film.

I am far from calling myself a photographer. I’m definitely not. I am a passionate amateur who loves what he’s doing. In Russia there’s a term for amateur which is the most perfect description: Lyubitel – Lover. The Russian term is not judging the level of profession, but the amount of passion. A wonderful way of thinking, isn’t it?

Why film?

I love the whole process. Choosing an old camera and selecting the film for a special purpose. Shooting the film, thoughtfully, not wasting any picture. Thinking about settings, scenarios. Developing the film on my own. When the negatives are ready, scan them immediately or even go for prints to the darkroom. If you’re going through all that long process, then photography still owns that piece of magic which it lost when going digital. That doesn’t mean anything negativ for digital. I just love film. It makes me calm and relaxed. Some do Yoga, I do Film. That’s it.

Let’s keep in touch

Meet me also on my Facebook Page to keep in touch. All blog updates will be posted there. You can leave your questions and comments there or send them via FB Messenger. I’d love to get your feedback!

— The Analog Panda

Imprint: »The Analog Panda« – Zep Wernbacher, Breitenauer Strasse 29, 8614 Breitenau am Hochlantsch – Austria. www.analogpanda.com