Meet Dylan Kaufman

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…


Dylan Kaufman

Who are you?
Dylan Kaufman.

Where’s home?
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What do you do for a crust?
I’m an apprentice mechanic.

Can you tell us about your creative background?
When I was younger I wanted to write a novel, this never eventuated so I now take photos, and as they say a picture says a thousand words.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
To not care what people think and do what makes you happy.

What do you do with your free time?
Listen to Bob Dylan and spend time with my girlfriend.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…
Set small goals that lead up into your bigger ones. A bit like stairs.

What inspires you to shoot film?
I started following people on instagram who shot with film and I thought it looked great!

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?
A person I follow got her photos shared on your website so I thought I would give it a try.

How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
Very good, I liked how easy it was to just buy and start filming etc without worrying about batteries or dropping it. Very Enjoyable, I loved being able to put it in my pocket and take it out and snap some photos when the opportunity came about.

When shooting with disposables/film, how does it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they are taken?
I get a sense of excitement but also nerves because you never know whether you have taken a good photo until you get the roll developed.

Analogue Vs Digital? What do you prefer and why?
Definitely analogue, I like the grainy look of analogue and the totally mechanical way that the photos are taken.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
Because they’re fucking awesome!

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
My family and the things that matter most for me.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully doing some travelling around this beautiful country. I really want to go to North West Western Australia because in all the images I have seen it is truly breathtaking.

How would you describe your photographic style?
I would have to say totally random. But I do like portrait and landscape photography.

Who or what influences you creatively?
Bob Dylan has to be the biggest creative influence on me, he is so talented. Arguably the best songwriter in history. The film photos of him in the 1960’s are very inspirational to me because I think they capture more than just the singer that everyone else is shown.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in many things but mostly just the people around me. Also some TV shows and movies.

What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now?
Donald Trump surely?

Worry less about….?
Trying to fit into popular culture.

Focus more on….?
Saving money so I can take my girlfriend to new amazing places.

Fave place to shoot?
Have to be the beach or bush. The hustle and bustle of city life has never really interested me. However it is good for portraits.

5 at 5… (For lack of a better name)

5 Instagram accounts that inspire you?
1. @tim_swallow_photo
2. @livscamera_
3. @nickgreenphoto
4. @dylan_goodearl_
5. @simplybobdylan

5 things we need to watch on Netflix?
1. 13 Reasons Why
2. Shameless (US)
3. Skins (UK)
4. The Inbetweeners
5. Bad Education

5 blogs/websites we need to follow?
Can’t think of any so would have to be those above Instagrams plus

5 favourite places to eat/drink?
1. Dr Syntax
2. The brunswick
3. Hungry Jacks
4. The Granada Tavern
5. The middle of the bush while camping

5 places on planet earth you’d like to capture with your disposable?
1. North West Western Australia
2. New York
3. London
4. Sydney
5. Central Australia

Other Comments:
I think that this project is the best thing since Bob Dylan’s album “Desire”. This has made me much more invested in taking photos, especially film because it gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have completed a challenge!
Thanks guys for giving me the opportunity to try out this amazing concept.