Artist Feature – Natalie Yang

We’d like to introduce you to the wonderful work of photographer Natalie Yang, who was so kind to answer the questions for our artist feature.

Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be a photographer?

I grew up on the California coast and spent my child hood surrounded by trees and the Pacific ocean. I began shooting when I was around sixteen years old, but it wasn’t until I spent a few days in the desert at age nineteen that I realized photography was my greatest love.

Do you professionally work as a photographer?


Why do you like to take analog pictures? Do you shoot digital as well?

The entire experience of taking a photograph is different when you shoot analogue. I like taking analogue photos because there is an element of surprise. Looking at a roll of film that has just been developed is one of the most cherished feelings I know.

Do you have a favorite subject to photograph? If so, why?

My favorite subjects to shoot are my loved ones because there is an established trust between us. There is a pre existing comfort and relationship outside of the photograph. In this context, the photograph serves more to document rather than to create. My work is the most honest when I am shooting the people I am close with.

What’s your favorite analog camera?

My olympus point and shoot. It’s simple and easy to carry with me when I’m running around 🙂

Do you have a favorite revolog film?

Kolor !!!

Any advice for other photographers?

Make work of things you care about. Shoot for yourself and shoot often, but I think it is also good to take breaks sometimes.

Do you have any future projects you’d like to talk about?

I am working on a zine that is set to be published this summer and I have working on a series of underwater portraits.

Film used: Kolor

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