Meet Bailey Rae Weaver

We call it the #ICMEETSERIES and thought it would be interesting to find out a bit more about the people behind the disposables. We asked a few IC contributors to tell us a bit about themselves and this is what we got in return…

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IC MEET SERIES – Q+A with…

Bailey Rae Weaver
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Who are you?
Ask me this question in five years.

Where’s home?
Portland Oregon USA.

What do you do for a crust?
I work in specialty coffee as a barista at a wonderful place called Coava Coffee Roasters.

Can you tell us about your creative background?
I’ve always been into photography, I’ve been taking photos for over 11 years with a digital camera and now am playing with film and have been more inspired lately with that medium.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
“If you’re sad feel sad, one day you’ll wake up and you’ll be so sick of being sad you will stop being sad, and do something else”.

What do you do with your free time?
I try to take lots of photos! Traveling is what I love to do. I also love to cook and bake and make pickles a lot.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…
What inspires you to shoot film? The passion for the photo but the anticipation of it developing. It’s so exciting.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
I was browsing on my Instagram and saw a post about it!

How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
Enjoyable or painful? Very enjoyable.

Analogue Vs Digital? What do you prefer and why?
Looks like analogue is becoming more interesting in my mind. I find that I’m more picky when shooting film, I set the photo up and scrutinize it. With digital I find I push the shutter way too many times and get 20 pictures of the same thing. Digital has taken the special out of photography for me, at least sometimes it does.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
Maybe because it is more of a special way to capture images.

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
I probably would capture peoples portraits.

What does the future hold for you?
Work, holidays, projects, adventures….? I’m taking film classes and I’m hoping to travel more, I’m thinking Australia is next on my list!

How would you describe your photographic style?
I seem to take photos that are dark or eery, I love dark portraits.

Who or what influences you creatively?
My grandmother has always influenced me, she was a traveler, and also a photography when she was alive.

Where do you find inspiration?
A lot of times it’s through my personal emotions. If I’m feeling sad, I often end up behind a camera, also when I’m feeling goofy I find myself there too.

What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now?
Stomach aches but they’re getting better.

Worry less about….?
What you cannot control!

Focus more on….?
What you put in your body.

5 at 5… (For lack of a better name)

5 Instagram accounts that inspire you?
Shakeygraves, RadientHuman, Bluemooncamera, art.film, tracyallison

5 things we need to watch on Netflix?
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Bob’s Burgers, Cosmos, The Twilight Zone, Amelie

5 places on planet earth you’d like to capture with your disposable?
The Grand Canyon, Austin Texas, The boarder of California and Mexico, North Carolina. The Redwoods