Who? Mercedes Esquivel
Where? Currently based in the High Desert of California.
Why? I shoot film mostly just because it interests me and not so much to turn into a profession, unless there was an opportunity to or a commission.
I spend a lot of time photographing my friends to make up for bad memory and to have photos to remember myself in my youth when I’m old.
When it comes to shooting film specifically, there is a certain rush I get when developing the photos.
I’ve learned to be less of a perfectionist because it’s risky in a way not having very many frames to shoot in each roll.
Myself and my photos are a constant work-in-progress but I hope someday to be remembered for them.