This year at comic Con, I chose to shoot the #cosplayer portraits with the hasselblad, instead of street approach 35 mm, and what a hassle! Boy did I miss that thing called autofocus. I used a new film for me, Rollei Digibase CN200, available through Freestyle photo.
Experimental film Washi produces 8 x 10 film, The smallest film company in the world! The #bridalportrait was quite a process, had to convert my Bathroom to a make shift darkroom for the day. Thanks to my bride Robynn, for holding still long enough for me to focus the 8 x 10 camera sinar p2. With an iso of 12 in shade 25 in sunlight, um yeah ok. the negative: The paper gives a unique texture makeshift darkroom my nice mobile […]
Been watching the Rockford Files lately, and Love the opening credits, gritty film stills. This inspired me to shoot Adox Film Implosion, With the off color tones and large grain, prints from this film have a vintage 70’s look and feel. “Did your parents drop off a roll of film in the 70ies in a one dollar shop for cheap development and you just found it on your attic? In this case your images might look like if they were […]
Sharon Anne loves hats, with a collection of over 40 plus. Combining her love of hats, with my loves of cameras and film, came about 20 different hats with 7 different film cameras, and film types: 8×10 Sinar P2 Impossible Project polaroid film 4×5 Sinar P2 New 55 positive negative film Polaroid Land Camera 250 expired true polaroid film 559 Minolta Hassselblad Seagull canon rebel cinestill motion picture film
new 55 film is both a positive and negative. The size is 4 x5. This was taken with my sinar 4×5 view camera, all manual. The art of film. I like to offer my clients something unique, that they can’t get anywhere else, in the incredibly saturated wedding market. the positive and negative combined here is a hand printed 16 x 20 traditional darkroom print that hangs on the studio gallery wall
The Neon Museum aka Boneyard, in Las Vegas was the perfect time to experiment with Washi Film. I first learned of the “Film Washi, world’s smallest film company” located in France, from my fellow darkroom photog Michael Weitzman. After drooling over the 4×5 negative he had shot, and had to get my hands on this exciting new alternative process. The film comes in 4×5 and 120. The film has an exciting iso, 12 for shade and 25 for bright sunlight! Quite the […]
I shot this series on film at sunrise in Frenso on the Blossom Trail Route. The scent from the almond blooms was worth the trip alone, and also waking up before the sun at 2:00 a.m. The petals look like snow on the trees and ground, and quite beautiful when they fall to the ground. Also stumbled upon the twig house belonging to one of the three pigs, no sighting of the wolf.The spots and imperfections you see are the […]
Here’s some stills from the darkroom process. Stand developed in Acufine. This is why I LOVE shooting in the studio for engagements, and highly recommend it to all my clients. we can experiment with film and digital and make cinemagraphs! And also have a Paul Oakenfold soundtrack- thanks for the recommendation , Josh.”
Bridal Photo shoot in the studio Film, Polaroid and digital- Trifecta!
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Featured on: view the feature DRAMATIC 35MM FILM STYLED SHOOT BY NICOLE CALDWELL Today is somewhat of a rarity with film photography as the focal point of this styled shoot. Teaming up with the incredibly talented fashion bloggers She Said, He Said for an evening of romance (with just a pinch of drama), Nicole Caldwell definitely created a bit of noteworthy art this evening. A bit of edgy inspiration for your night? I think yes. For my photography geeks, this […]
My first #cosplay. Fitting to be Marla “the Tourist” from fight club, to the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Loaded with an e cigarette, a 35mm and a few rolls of 35mm acros film, I found the #starwars fans to be happy participants in “Marla Singer Tourist Selfies”. If you are planning to attend Wondercon 2015 in san Diego, I would love to take a selfie with you. #tourist The Proof Sheets, I stand developed the Acros in Rodinal. Printed on Ilford fb warmtone. […]
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Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs | Getaway weekend engagement session Ashlee and Bryan escaped to Palm Springs for their E session. Shot with the Hasselblad and Acros black and white film, along with the Canon 5d mark III. Photos by Nicole Caldwell
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Recently experimented with Rockland Halochrome toner on Ilford Multigrade ART 300 paper. Inspired by my recent tintype experiments, I was excited about the brushed metal look. According to the description: Halo-Chrome is Rockland’s unique toner that transforms black and white prints into pure metallic silver by fusing together the colloidal silver grains that make a black and white print into gleaming solid silver. Halo-Chrome toner can be used with all RC and fiber-base papers. On glossy papers, it gives a mirror-finish, and on matte […]