Shooting the now not made anymore Fuji 100fpc pack film, one that delivers a “polaroid” for immediate results before shooting film. Along with the positive, you can get a negative, with the help of some glass, and bleach gel. Here’s the Step by Step: Photographed with the 4×5 view camera and a polaroid back, On location in Monolake. cut negative tape negative side down on glass, cover all edges to avoid bleach on negative front 3.Use 4. Remove black paste […]
Inspired by Faye Dunaway’s Iconic “Breakfast” image by Terry O’Neil in 1977, which, after winning her Oscar the night before, pictures her early morning poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel . I set out to recreate with my bride Pamela, poolside, the morning after her wedding. Shot on 120 Film with the Hasselblad, at sunrise, she showed up in full makeup, her wedding dress, and a smile. I adore her. View the wedding feature in California Wedding Day Magazine
On the Set with Space Trucker and a new friend. The ring light was around the 8×10 camera, and fell down a bit creating that black ring, making it look all planet like! The alien design was borrowed from one of my favorite hotels, the Atomic Inn in, located just outside Death Valley in Beatty, Nevada. Take Me to more SPACE TRUCKER
Watching the magic appear before your eyes, under a warm red safelight in the darkroom, is something that never gets old. It always curls my toes. Had I not learned photography shooting film, I most likely would not have become a photographer through digital process. It’s the process, the routine, the formula. Spot the nerd, I took pre-calculus in high school as an elective. The ISO is rated at 2 or 3, so you are looking at a long exposure […]
8×10 The World Second Largest Instant Film! So instant, the final developed image is ready in 45 minutes :p. The Star Galaxy was made by punching holes in the seamless with nails of various sizes. I placed the light low behind the backdrop to get the glow and illuminate the stars. The film Film processor After 45 minutes, the Polaroid of Space Trucker has fully developed.
The engagement photo session of Julie and Howard in the Studio. During our initial meeting, I found out that this couple got engaged on New Years Eve. Visions of a confetti storm and the couple in formal attire danced in my head, and here are the images that came about. The three above images shot with the Hassleblad on Kodak film
At the Amon Carter museum, I picked up a book in the gift shop and instantly fell in love. Killgore Rangettes by O. Rufus Lovett. Photographed on the film in the 90’s, square format. I had to have it, overtaken by the former Cheerleader in me- go Artists. This shoot was inspired by that series, photographed on film in the studio with the Hasselblad- Damn I love Square.
Jenny’s formal bridal portrait photographed in the studio with Ilford xp2 film, and the Hasselblad medium format camera. Being a big fan of Red Wine (Jenny) , I thought it would be fun to try toning the fiber based print in red wine, and see what we got. Turns out, her dress now has pink polkadots. The negatives Test strips for printing the proof sheet The proof sheet The toner, 2 buck chuck, Red Blend. The print. Her dress now […]
During the wedding consultation, I found out these two professional musicians met in college, in music class, so photographing them in the studio with their instruments it was for the engagement session! Shot using the Hasselblad with both cinestill color and Ilford black and white film. I like to find out about my couples- how they met, what they enjoy in life, to create something that is unique to them.
We received the photos and we LOVE them! SO EXCITED!!!! THANK YOU! YOU’RE AMAZING!- Jasmine Fun having Jovany and Jasmine in the studio for their engagement session with both cinestill film, ilford, and digital. Film images: Fun digitals
Grain is Good. Taylor and Tommy’s wedding at 7 degrees in Laguna Beach. Photographed with the Hasselblad and Cinestill 120 medium format film. I saw hearts for Taylor, when I found out the bride’s signature drink was a Dirty Martini. The Groom’s tonic? Manhattan. Here they are during Cocktail hour with their signature tonics. Film Really gives a vintage look to this wedding, which is fitting, because the bride wore wearing her mother’s wedding dress. Grain, motion blur, camera blur, light […]
Moving from the studio to the second location, Irvine regional park, rich in green thanks to all the rain we have been getting here is Southern California, I brought along my Hasselblad film camera, 150 mm lens, and shot some ilford film.