Meet Javier Silva

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…



Javier SIlva

Where’s home?

What do you do for a crust? (How do you make money/where do you work)?

Can you tell us about your creative background?
My parents gave me an Olympus XA for my eleventh birthday. Photography became part of me.

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
“I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” – Minor White.

What do you do with your free time?
I play drums.

Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…
Write and think about them.

What inspires you to shoot film?
The uncertainty of not knowing the future memory + colors.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept?

How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful?
Enjoyable. I dig a lot the blurry effect that disposable cameras sometimes have.

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?
It feel like a void of happiness when you see the picture you didn’t remember.

Analogue Vs Digital?
Both are amazing but analogue is like having sex with someone you love and digital is like masturbate. You can do whenever you want.

It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is?
In fact, they have always been in my life…

If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture?
I will develop it without any image, only 24 frames alone. Everything is seen..

What does 2016 hold for you?
I don’t know yet… I hope something good..

How would you describe your photographic style?

Who or what influences you creatively?
Robert Mapplethorpe, Hedi Slimane, Stephen Shore, Dash Snow, Esaias Baitel, William Eggleston, Danny Lyon, Max Natkiel, Wolfgang Tillmans.

Where do you find inspiration?
Music and people around me.

What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now?

Worry less about….? Focus more on….?
The Future. Be here now.

Fave place to shoot?