Friday, February 26, 2010
I've become somewhat numbed by the plethora of mediocrity (I'm being polite) within the wedding photography genre at large but every so often I get a glimmer of hope and sometimes I get to see genius, as in Kitty and Craig Fritz of Twin Lens Images. they have managed to do what many claim to do, namely the seamless blending of incredible documentary and fine art photography. As their name suggests they shoot with Twin Lens Reflex cameras, why are TLR cameras so amazing to work with, I don't know they just are. check out Kiity and Craig's work @ www.twinlensimages.com you'll be inspired.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I know many people rave about the Yashica T4, while rummaging around in a drawer the other week I found an old Olympus Stylus zoom 140 point and shoot, stuck a roll of film in, got it processed and was amazed at how beautiful and sharp the images were, I'm absolutely going to be carrying this around with me wherever I go and even take a few rolls with it at my next wedding.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This is Elisabeth-Rose my wedding day partner and her new (Feb 6th 2010) husband Michael.
Shot with a Super Speed Graphic 4x5, 127mm lens on HP5 film
A thousand apologies for not having posted anything since September.
I've got a new blog and all of my recent stuff is there and it's all film. My friend Tanja Lippert has inspired me to to get on the stick again with this blog, so here we go...
The news around here is that I'm back up again shooting 4x5 portraits and recently purchased a Super Speed Graphic and I'm loving it, I'm going to try very hard to incorporate it into as many weddings as possible, as in the shot above, I'll be posting lots more of my large format portraits soon.
For the last several sessions I've pretty much been shooting exclusively with my beloved Rolleiflex, as Michael Sebastian said "From my cold dead hands"
I've also discovered an amazing lab, Photoworks in San Fransisco, they do fabulous work, very reasonably priced and brilliant customer service, I highly recommend you check them out.
Make sure you subscribe to Scott Sheppard's Inside Analog Photo Radio, Scott is a fantastic interviewer and so much information from a broad selection of film photographers.