It's officially been one year since I began this project. To celebrate the one year mark and also give positive energy to a whole new year for more photographs - here is an image showing the change of three different people. One is a photographer, one is a model, another a stylist. I've had wonderful moments with all three of them within this year and I feel blessed to have them in my life. It's been amazing to watch all three of them grow and evolve. Time is strange, time is grand.
Through the viewfinder of the Mamiya C330.
Last year, I had begun a portrait project featuring the diverse and talented people I work with at the studio everyday. They are stylists, photographers, digital techs, art directors, fashion supervisors, artists. There was a long pause on the project - mostly because I had honestly lost the fire I had before but also because we were in the middle of a huge studio move with a lot of our coworkers moving on or deciding to go freelance. But recently, I was inspired to start it up again.
This time around, the project has taken a different look. The studio pulses with new faces. Only few original crew members are left so to see the new portraits begin to happen, it's put things into perspective a bit. The major visual difference to anyone who hasn't seen these changes firsthand, however, is all of the new studio portraits are taken against a black brick wall which contrasts the white brick in the original images. Additionally, all of the new photographs take place in 2015.
Here are the first few of this portion of the series shot through the viewfinder of the Mamiya C330 with an iPhone 5s. The cracks, reflections and light leaks are naturally caused by a broken groundglass. The exposed rolls will be developed over time.
A few selects from the Lomography purple 120 roll I recently picked up from Samy's camera. The color shift wasn't as strong as I had hoped but a few exposures were a little more saturated than others. I'm sure if I were in a greener state, the greens would have been more dynamic. The next roll I shoot may have to be in Washington State!
a weekend in Big Bear
Shot with Kodak Portra 160 & Fuji Provia 100F