“We received the box of photos! They are perfect! Thank you so much! ” – Sabrina
Sabrina and William wanted their intimate courthouse wedding photographed on 35mm film, add some polaroids into the mix, with Dad as witness, videographer, and purse holder – a beautiful Wednesday Wedding at Laguna Hills Civic Center.
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
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.