MODEL: MAGGIMAE CECELIA WITH NOUS MODEL MANAGEMENT
STYLIST : DANIELLE FRANCO
H&MU: GRACE FONG
STYLIST'S ASSISTANT: ASHLEY FOSTER
A fashion editorial shot this latest winter in Redlands, California. I had such an amazing team for this shoot. Everyone came together to create some great work and I'm thrilled to finally share these.
Styling // Drew Manares H&MU // Grace Fong Model // Dana Stuce of HMM
I recently was let on to a relatively new feature in the Canon 5D series, double exposure in camera! I had experimented a bit with the traditional double exposure format through film but when I learned you could do it digitally, allowing you to troubleshoot and check IN CAMERA what progress you were making, I naturally flipped out.
Basically, you need to slightly overexpose one image and underexpose the image you'd like to overlay it with. I chose my friend Lyn to model for the original image and then as an overlay, underexposed a row of colored seamless. I also shifted the seamless out of focus to get a more hazy touch to the addition. Below are images 1 & 2 as well as the finished composite. Certainly looking forward to playing with this feature some more in the future!
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.