We had the good fortune of connecting with Cristian Sigler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cristian, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
I miss riding my bicycle on the east side of Austin, TX at night after a long shift and not necessarily having a destination but just improvising with my whereabouts, wether it was meeting up with a friend for a drink or a mischievous make out session. Now a-days I just stick to coffee and cigarettes. And film, there’s always film.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I picked up film photography because I could not afford a digital camera at the time and Walgreens had disposable point & shoots that were pretty economical and fun to shoot. I became obsessed and spent way too much money at the lab developing every week, so I researched how to process & develop my own film. It was such a thrill for me that I eventually started developing my friends’ film and would sometimes make a buck or two out of it. There was a lot of trial & error but I promise I still don’t know what I’m doing. Getting hired to do film shoots was especially nerve wrecking because I’ve had several times where my c41 chemistry pumped out blanks. There is no margin for error when shooting film photography for a paid shoot, I have to make sure my film is not expired, that my chemistry is not exhausted and my lighting is on point. It’s a gamble I tell ya and I love it.Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Despite the pandemic the following would be: Outer Heaven Disco ClubWho else deserves some credit and recognition?
Kim (aka) Buddy (aka) the cashier at the gas station from Mucho’s Import on E. 7th Street. It’s the little people that mean the most to me, the ones you never have enough time for; those are the loneliest, the most special.
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