Meet Almost Real

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…

Almost Real – Sydney, NSW. AUS
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Who are you?
I feel myself having a Zoolander moment questioning who I am right now… “who am i?

Where’s home?
Currently Sydney. I’m from here but lived overseas for 8 years, 6 of those in Berlin and I’ve recently returned because we have better weather!

What do you do for a crust? Why do you do it?
Almost Real is my lover right now. It’s unconditional. I love meeting other passionate creatives. It’s an amazing community of humans beings. It don’t pay the bills but it’s the passion project that keeps me going.

Can you tell us about your creative background?
I come from a musical background – record labels, DJ’ing, music production. It’s all I knew for the greater deal of my life until I moved to Berlin and started exploring all sides of creativity and meeting so many talented people. That’s where my photography and Almost Real were born.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…
actions speak louder than words

Where do you find inspiration?
Through all the creatives I meet and their passion and excitement for doing what they love. Nature is also a huge part of my life and she always inspires.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
I started to follow you on Instagram a while ago and loved the concept and curation of images, especially since you are reaching out to others to create this amazing community. That’s really inspiring.

How did you find the experience of using disposable cameras? Enjoyable or painful?
I hadn’t used one for a while. It was a lot of fun with it. We are so used to digital and checking everything straight away. I love the imperfections of film and the timeless moments it captures.

How did it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they were taken, not being able to edit or know what the photos would turn out like?
I felt impatient because I wanted to see them ‘right away’ and the excitement to see how they turned out with the elements of nature collaborating with my vision.

Analogue Vs. Digital…
I’m torn between the two as they both serve an amazing purpose. Can I sit on the fence for this one?

Film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
The fun of not knowing, the imperfections and the timeless moments it captures.

If a giant disposable camera eating monster landed on earth and ate all the disposable cameras in the world except for the one you have sitting on your table at home, what would you capture?
The last sunrise and sunset our Earth had to offer.

What does 2016 hold for Almost Real?
AR will present video interviews and a new side project. I’m looking forward to launching them this year.

How would you describe your photographic style?
Up close and personal. I like shooting creative spaces that tell a story about a persons home and lifestyle. I also love to shoot skaters, I could sit at Bondi Skate park / bowl all day and shoot the dudes down there.

Who or what influences you creatively?
Curiosity, discovery, and learning – this always leads me onto new people and influences. Photography, travel, nature, digital technology, dreamers and the fearless.

What’s your favourite city in the world?
Hard to say, I have been fortunate to travel all over the world with DJ’ing. The Maldives was probably the most outstanding place I have ever been to, so pristine and full of wildlife.

5 at 5… (5 questions in 5 minutes)

5 things / people / places that make you smile when thinking about them?
1. Yoga
2. Swimming in the Maldives
3. Skiing or just being in the mountains
4. Almost Real and the people I meet along the way
5. Travel and the future trips I’m going to experience

5 people you’d like to photograph?
The Katering Show.

5 blogs that inspire you?
1. Freund Von Freunden
2. The Creators Project

5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner?
My mates – i’ve been trying to organise a Cards Against Humanity night for a while now…

5 go to songs to get you in the mood?
1. Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You