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Jakub Gloser – For The Love

Jakub Gloser - For The Love

We’re excited to introduce Jakub Gloser, the third winner of twelve in our competition with Kodak, ‘For the Love’.

Gloser is a London, UK based photographer whose style fuses street, portrait and landscape photography. Most influenced by travel and documentation of new places, Gloser’s photographs are beautifully composed as well as containing a stunning array of soft and subtle colours.

Succeeding another month of fantastic entries, we felt like it was only right that Gloser’s photo would take the win. The low rolling clouds over the high rocky mountains with a donkey at the foot of it all. The image really stood out to us as a unique landscape, perfectly balanced and framed with the single sight of life in it.

We spoke to Gloser about his winning image, his love of photography and what the future holds for him.

 

 

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To enter “For the Love” competition please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

What's the story behind your winning image?

Jakub Gloser

I spent three weeks hiking the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. For these sort of trips I like to take my 6x7 cuz I don't end up with a 1000+ images and I don't even need a bunch of spare batteries. This was just below the highest mountain Mt. Toubkal but on the south side not the north where it's packed with tourists and odd rock graffiti. This was one of our donkeys that carried all our stuff so she was having a nice little breather after a big day.

© Jakub Gloser

What's your preferred set up?

Jakub Gloser

I don't usually set up. Sometimes for a portrait I do but usually I just ask people to do exactly as I saw them in the first place. Very often I just wait for the right moment and if that doesn't come then I just move on.

Where do you find inspiration as a photographer?

Jakub Gloser

I went to photography college so I did an extensive research plus I was heavily influenced by my tutor. But it took me forever to develop my own style long after. It wasn't easy but now I feel that it's been shaping up nicely.

© Jakub Gloser

Why photography?

Jakub Gloser

Hah. Next question, please.

Digital or Analogue?

Jakub Gloser

Today's photography has a very fast turnaround and it's so much safer, easier, cheaper, convenient, blah, blah.. 100% But for my own work I just shoot film. It's a different workflow that way I don't feel like I'm working but like I'm doing what I really like and why I started with photography in the first place.

© Jakub Gloser

How would you define your approach?

Jakub Gloser

I don't shoot too often. Not where I live. I have to feel like doing so. But when I travel that's a different story it's either a photo trip, adventure or the combination of the two

What's your favourite film and why?

Jakub Gloser

Portra 160 because it's beautiful.

© Jakub Gloser

Which lab do you use?

Jakub Gloser

My previous labs were rather disappointing but now I send everything to PeakImaging. So far so good. I scan at home and MetroPrint in London for fine art prints. They're ace.

What's the most important piece of advice you can give to future photographers?

Jakub Gloser

Good luck. It's a jungle out there.

© Jakub Gloser

What's next?

Jakub Gloser

Finish some of my projects finally, new website. More adventure and photo based trips. And a show some time in the future I hope.

Why Film?

Jakub Gloser

Even though you scan it film still has a bit of a timeless character in my opinion and personally it doesn't feel so disposable to me. It's not for everyone either.

© Jakub Gloser

Portra or Ektar?

Jakub Gloser

Portra

Is there anything else you would like to say to the readers of Film’s not Dead

Jakub Gloser

You're a different breed. Not a dying breed, nah. Just different. Enjoy it.

© Jakub Gloser

Updated:June 9, 2017