-The Artistry and Romance of Film Photography
Working with antique cameras is more than a career, it's our contagious passion! We love traditional and alternative photography: the smell of the weathered leather, the feel of the knobs, the "ker-plunk" of a roller shutter, and the look of a well-crafted photograph. From figuring out how to use available film stocks in our antique cameras, to searching out cool props, and getting our subjects to look their best, we truly have a great time as we work very hard to make amazing memories set in silver.
The Big Film Camera brings the excitement and artistry of traditional old-school studio photography right to your event. Automated machinery? We wouldn't dare! Each image is carefully composed, with our shots created in-camera, just the same as when silver imaging ruled. We aim to draw you and your guests into photographic time travel as each photo becomes a bit of impromptu art making with a dash of wizardry thrown in.
We'll work with you and your planner to make sure your wedding or event experience is the best ever! We can customize to work perfectly with your plans, from how we shoot, to props, to printing your graphics on photo folders.
Since 2008 and formerly known as "Tsirkus Fotografika," RA Friedman, founder of The Big Film Camera has been showing up with his antique photo gear at late night revelries such as those hosted by Gemini and Scorpio , Dances of Vice, and tony affairs like the Jazz Age Lawn Party and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. With thousands of instant film portraits under his belt and and a very active fine art photography career, RA brings a level of technical sophistication and visual skill to your special wedding or event that is unparalleled--an experience not to be missed. RA's personal work can be found at RAFriedman.com
Jazz Age Lawn Party c. 2013 Lev Radin
Brooklyn Indie Market c. 2010 Brooklyn Exposed