"I don't think I would have ever have had the chance to gain the network that I have gained since I've been at university."
When first presented with a camera containing countless dials, buttons and a lack of instructions my inner monologue shrieked, but the reality is that shooting film is quite easy to understand once you wrap your head around the basics.
We love Gemma Gates' photography, so we were really excited to get the chance to display some of her photographs and hear the stories behind them.
We've asked some of the artists we interviewed in 2017 to recommend their favourite Instagram accounts, and compiled them all together so that you can scroll through some cool art and photography in 2018.
Leeds-based photographer Meg Firth A'd our Q's about her energetic and colourful pictures, and how to get started in the intimidating world of gig photography.