Meet Adolfo Acosta

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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Adolfo Acosta

Who are you?
Adolfo Acosta Jr.

Where’s home?
San Anto, Texas

What do you do for a crust?
Hand Tossed.

Can you tell us about your creative background?
None really, just I use to play in a metal band. I use to host a Bring Your Own Vinyl night where I got to take plenty of random photos which opened me up to 35mm really.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
It’s not how you are on the outside, it’s how you are in the inside that counts.

What do you do with your free time?
Chilling with family, watching movies, thrift shopping for point and shoot cameras and playin’ vinyl records loud.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…
go do it.

What inspires you to shoot film?
Other photographers and there photos, I love how social media platforms like IG have open my eyes to 35mm film photography and the peps who shoot them. I love the idea with film not knowing how your shot will come out  until u develop them, I literally have 50 rolls of film still undeveloped waiting to be seen for the first time.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
Thru Instagram which  really had me right when I first scrolled y’alls feed. I think I smiled the whole time scrolling it and still do daily.

How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
For me it was bey enjoyable as is with ever disposable camera.

How did it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they were taken and not being able to edit or know what the photos turned out like?
Love that way more than being able to see it right away.

Analogue Vs Digital?
Currently only analogue but I do have my iPhone moments.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
Social media like IG & Tumblr that has open the doors for people to share their work with the world and its platforms like indisposable concept that do just that.

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
My family.

What Does 2016 hold for you?
A lot of shooting and hopefully finally getting a ZINE together to share it.

How would you describe your photographic style?
On the spur of the moment style.

Who or what influences you creatively?
My family and San Antonio as a whole, it drives me daily to shoot everything around my city.

Where do you find inspiration?
Thru IG and seeing daily what great film photographers across the world are shooting makes me want to snap away!

What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now?
Not being nice to each other.

Worry less about….? Focus more on….?
The perfect shot. / Taking the shot.

Fave place to shoot?
Downtown San Antonio.

5 at 5… (For lack of a better name)

5 photos from history you wish you’d taken…
1. Warhol Basquiat shot
2. Albert Einstein sticking tongue out
3. Bald Head Britney Spears smashing car door with umbrella
4. John F  Kennedy Jr. saluting father at funeral
5. Thích Quảng Đức lights himself on fire in protest of the oppressive Diem government in South Vietnam

5 people you’d like to photograph?
1. Deftones
2. cousin Stizz
3. My Dad
4. My grandma Maria
5. Uncle Fred

5 books you wish you’d written?
1. N/A
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3. N/A
4. N/A
5. N/A

5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner?
1. My Dad
2. Uncle Fred
3. Uncle Raul
4. Mamo Maria
5. Chon
(all have passed)

5 go to songs to get you in the mood?
1. Bored – Deftones
2. Jane Doe – Converge
3. Check – Young Thug
4. No Skrat – Cousin Stizz
5. Goodbye Horses – Q Lazzarus