Japan 35mm by Luke Fitzgerald

Only NY: Where are you from?
Luke Fitzgerald: I’m from the Gold Coast, Australia.

How long have you been shooting photos?
I’ve only actually been taking photos about 12 months. Like most, I started with a Pentax K1000 to learn the ropes. I’m forever geeking out over tutorials and forums about film photography, haha, so I think that has also helped a lot as well as genuinely loving it!

What brought you to shooting in Japan?
I love to travel and Japan has always been on the bucket list for its rich culture and history. I have some friends living in the north island and thought it was the perfect opportunity to go over for a month and see them whilst also travel around trying to capture the day-to-day of Japanese rural and city area’s on film.

What do you look to capture in your photos?
As above, the general day-to-day from peoples lives to buildings etc. that most people will glance over but captured at the right moment can be really raw and amazing images.

What camera do you prefer to use and why?
I do love my trusty Pentax K1000 but these days I prefer to use my Nikon F2 while alternating between my 35, 50, and 105mm lenses. Medium format, a Mamiya C2 flex.

What kind of film do you prefer to use and why?
I’ve trialed numerous set ups but ultimately my favorite is Kodak Portra 160, 400, and 800. I feel all of these formats from a grain to sharpness really pack a punch.
All photos by Luke Fitzgerald