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nathan dunphy

Who are you, where are you from, and what do you do?

I'm Nathan Dunphy, I'm from Glasgow in Scotland and I'm a music manager / photographer. My career in music is directly intertwined with these photographs of Joesef. I manage his music career but we have always had a strong connection when it comes to visuals and so I have been heavily involved in the aesthetic of his world. These photos are from the shoot dedicated to his debut album 'Permanent Damage'. I'm so proud of how these photographs turned out, and elated Joesef trusted me to match his vision.

Why do you prefer analog photography?

I fell in love with it the moment I tried it. I think it's simply the outcome never being guaranteed, no matter how much you try to control it. I find that aspect alone so damn magical.

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What is your favorite equipment and film stock?

Oooh. I have a Pentax LX that I adore shooting on. Something about that wee lever and the sound it makes when you shoot a frame. I also use a Canon EOS 300 for more pro work. I know it's not the sexiest of cameras but she is reliable as hell. Fav film stocks are Cinestill 800T, Portra 160, and Ilford Ortho.

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music manager / photographer

© Joesef 'Permanent Damage' Album Cover

What do you enjoy photographing the most?

I think people, but in a very intimate way. I have noticed from diving into my own gallery that I enjoy shooting parts of people in interesting compositions. Non-typical aspects of a person like hands, legs, necks, the back of the head, certain textures of materials contrasting with skin. Close up and personal.

Where do you find inspiration for your photography?

When I'm away from my normal environments, from feature pages like 'load', when the sun is shining just right making nice shadows and that innate feeling to create something.

How did you come across @loadfilm? 

I think from @mollyfletchr. Either Molly's work was featured, or she shared something that caught my eye. Shout out to her by the way, the art she makes is top class.

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