“Contrast is the leit-motif of my pictures, both in visual and intellectual sense.”
Since early childhood I was playing around with creative processes.
When I got my first camera on my 18th birthday it took only couple of weeks before I fell in love with photography. Soon I switched from modern auto-focus cameras to old manual cameras and lenses, and started developing black&white films in my own darkroom. In my photography I became looking for contrasts.
The relatively small format, 35 mm, has always been my preferred medium for analog photography. It offers great compromise of convenience and imaging qualities, especially when used in my beloved rangefinder Leica M2.
I use mostly iconic Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5+ films, developed in original Agfa Rodinal or Ilford Microphen. I often push the film to 1600 EI, since I love available light and stay away from using flash.
I print myself. I use Berlin-made Dunco enlarger with Durst Neonon lens, and print usually on Foma, Agfa or Ilford speed-papers.
When I need or want color, or when I am too lazy to use the darkroom, my camera of choice is the rangefinder Leica M9, once famous for its unique color representation brought by its old-fashioned CCD sensor. Or abovementioned analog Leica M2 with Kodak Ektar 100, but that's very rare.