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 […]
What you see is what you get. Ilford Harman direct positive paper photographed with the 8 x 10 camera is the finished artwork. There is no negative, no digital, no enlarging. Sarah and Ben our wedding clients were in the studio for their post wedding bridal portraits. They had to hold the shots for about 2 seconds, and patiently wait for me to develop them in the studio darkroom/ bathroom. This paper and process is beautiful, so nice to […]
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 […]
I have always wanted to photograph at the Historic Old Courthouse, and was thrilled when Monica and Peter contacted the studio to photograph their wedding. This is the film image we shot on 4×5 new 55 film, which produces both a positive and negative. The detail is phenomenal. The sinar p2 is more of a studio camera, and Kip Roof let me borrow his beautiful 4×5 for this shot ( and he set it up too.) […]
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.
I HIGHLY recommend Night of Destruction at the Perris auto speedway They have Sangria ON TAP. The Next event is Saturday September 3, 2016. You can get there early, and meet and greet with the races and see the autos up close and personal. Shot with the Hasselblad on color negative film. Another one #inspired by the Rockford Files!
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
We shot this on location in Josuha Tree. Featured below are the film images hots on the Hasselblad.
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Had fun shooting with cinestill film here at the studio for some night shots, then out on location around town. Thanks to the owners of She Said He Said Fashion Blog for coming out to play. Nicole Caldwell
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Downtown LA FREEWALL | Engagement Shoot | Nicole Caldwell Photos Photographed these on film with the Hasselblad. Stand Developed the black and white Fuji Acros and Delta 400.
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Last Year was my first time at Ink N Iron, and I had the pleasure of photographing the Most Talented Artists for the Sullen Art Collective ( which got me a top 10 spot in the Hasselblad Masters!) This year was Self Assignment, 35 mm, xp2 film, 16-35 and the Fabulous 50mm. I don’t shoot just for me very often, and was inspired by APA LA “Off The Clock” competition, featuring photogs in their “off hours”.