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Natalia (Pic: Anna Lisa Wagner)
(All pics: Anna Lisa Wagner)

The latest Kosmonaut used to spend more time in front of the lens than behind it. But after several years modelling, Anna Lisa Wagner has decided to swap places.

These shots of fellow model Natalia were taken on her first roll of Kosmo Foto Mono; she was keen to share them on Kosmo Foto, and the Kosmonauts seemed to be the perfect place for them.

(Note: NSFW content)

Where are you from?
I was born in Bocholt, Germany (my family is German/Serbian). But I was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.

How long have you been shooting film?
I started shooting film in high school after discovering my dad’s Minolta X-300 collecting dust. At the time, I had access to a very well-funded arts programme so I got to experiment with many different tools and techniques, particularly in regards to processing and large format printing.

I took a break for a while to pursue a career in front of the lens, but I’m now back to shooting my own personal work.

What cameras do you shoot on?
My Leica R3 MOT and an original SX-70 Polaroid camera.

What other films do you like using?
I love the softness I can get with Kodak Portra 800 shot indoors at low light. I shoot a lot of couples/intimate scenes so this is one of my favourite film types to use for that, or CineStill Tungsten 800. Infrared film is another fun one to play with.

What are your thoughts about Kosmo Foto Mono?
I was impressed when I had my first roll developed. I was working with some harsh late afternoon light which gave me some beautiful contrast with deep, deep blacks – my favourite.

The film grain is wonderfully fine, as well. Really beautiful for portrait work.

What films would you like to see on the market (old films brought back or new ones)?
I’m a sucker for instant film, so the original polaroid emulsion formula or FP peel apart film would be incredible.

You can more of Anna Lisa’s photographs on Instagram.


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