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.