In this showcase series we feature the Petra travel photography of Nicolas Mithois.
Nicolas told us how he got started in photography:
By chance, my girlfriend offered me a camera in 2004 (Minolta SLR film camera) and I started photography. I had to learn to use it so, I learn on my own via self-taught courses. That’s why silver grain photo still retains for me a special interest.
Since then, I’ve participated in many exhibitions, personal and collective in France. Topics free and imposed. After several years of practice, this experience was so enriching, that it became my professional life. I reply to orders on various topics (portrait, photo-essay, landscapes, events etc) and i teach.
Can you tell us more about this Petra photography series?
I did this Petra photography series during a journey in Jordan in 2011. Petra is a necessary step in the Jordan visit. I tried to differentiate me from other approach too touristic and cliché.
The challenge was to avoid the crowd of tourists on site every day of the year. I managed with patience and ariving early in the morning, at the opening.
What equipment did you use for your this series?
It is precisely with my first film camera (Monilta Dynax 5), that I did this series. I used a Fuji Velvia film and two lenses Carl Zeiss : one 24-70 mm and one 135 mm, I then scanned the negatives and retouched the images with Lightroom to reduce grainy effect.
You can see more of Nicolas’ work via Behance.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and Nicolas Mithois retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this showcase series.