Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Let your heart skip like a pebble on water"

Happy Hump Day to all of you lovely readers,

As always, I hope this post finds you well. I have been spending that last few months experimenting with film, so I found  it only fair to share some of my favorite images from a trip I took this past week to a beautiful little town in Minnesota. All images are unedited (unless otherwise noted) and were taken either with Yoshi (a Yashica Fx-2) on a 50mm f/1.8 or with a Asahi Pentax K1000 on a 40mm f/2.8 (both cameras were using 400 speed Kodak film). My favorite part about shooting with these cameras is the fact that their light meters currently do not work, so shooting with them required me to truly test my knowledge and understanding of light and how to properly expose my film using manual controls, my past experiences, and gut instinct. I'm incredibly happy with how the images turned out, and can not believe how far they show I have come as a photographer. I doubt that I would have been able to properly expose this film at this time last year. Thank you all for supporting me and continuing to encourage me as I grow as a photographer. I appreciate you all so much, and I am so excited to see where this next year takes us all. :)

Photo was flipped in the center, but otherwise there was no editing done.

Editing: Words only

Edits: Words added over an unedited film image

This was shot on 800 speed film

Shot using 800 speed film

Hope you all finish your weeks with a smile :)

P.S. The quote that is the title of this post is from 16 hours magazine :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hello readers,

Happy Saturday! Today I am simply going to share with you some old film photos I have recently gotten developed as well as two more images from the first half of my shoot a month ago with Brianna. :) Have I mentioned how wonderful that girl is or how lucky I am to be her friend? Anyways, a very relaxed post today, which I hope goes with a relaxed evening and a joyful Sunday for you, the reader (as well as for myself).

Well my lovely fans, hope you enjoyed the film and the fashion!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sable Sunday

Hello dear readers :)

I hope this post finds you enjoying the sights and smells of good old summer! I know that I have been enjoying summer, capturing its many sights through Yoshi (which means there will be a film update soon!!). For today, however, the focus will be on the lovely Brianna and the first editorial I have done in the new year!

We did two different looks for this shoot, of which I will be sharing only one today. Below are four images which I call the Sable Series. I found that the look of this shoot reminded me of the 80s and as such, I tried to play more with contrast and light leaks. The light leak layers were created by Julia Trotti, and Brianna did her own hair and makeup as well as providing her own wardrobe. I hope you enjoy the series and look forward to sharing more images in the future!!

With the hope that you will all have wonderful, sun filled weeks,