Brooke, Senior Portrait

This is a high­light and favorite from a senior por­trait shoot with Brooke, with whom I have worked before.

It isn’t usu­al that I take requests for post-pro­cess­ing, but she had in mind a spe­cif­ic lomog­ra­phy effect. With this in mind, the shoot was done out­doors in after­noon light with lots of browns, light greens and yel­lows for scenery and background.

Although I don’t see myself doing this pro­cess­ing every time, I do think that the effect — just like pret­ty much every­thing — can have its appro­pri­ate place when used in mod­er­a­tion and in the right place.

Check out the full set here.

Film Wedding Portrait

I do a sub­stan­tial amount of event pho­tog­ra­phy, often all of it dig­i­tal. But I was recent­ly able to shoot at frame of Por­tra 160 with the RZ67 in the midst of a wed­ding, and I was real­ly pleased with the work.

It isn’t the most excit­ing wed­ding por­trait. It was done some­what spur of the moment and quick­ly, con­sid­er­ing the nor­mal speed at which I shoot film. But for me and my process, it was a moment where every­thing slowed down. Instead of cap­tur­ing every­one and every­thing that was going on, I was able to focus on the cam­era, the viewfind­er and the light meter and just relax. Like one of those movies where every­thing is sped-up, then the scene slows to a nor­mal-speed, then the reel speeds up again.


Jack9 at Jack of the Wood

My favorites from a con­cert at Jack of the Wood. It is a chal­leng­ing place to shoot — dark, no great angles, low stage — but it can also afford a lit­tle inti­ma­cy with an unob­tru­sive cam­era. It was a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to test the new Fuji X100 — very good low-light capa­bil­i­ties and can be basi­cal­ly made as invis­i­ble as a film rangefind­er. It was a great expe­ri­ence both with the shoot­ing and the results!