What I miss most about shooting with film is getting in the darkroom and making my own black and white prints. Fashion photography can be dramatic in color or B/W but there is something about the look and the feel of true black and white imagery that is special. It has a drama to it. I worked for a short time (only because they only made it for a short time!) with a black and white polaroid slide film that you would process immediately with a small little crank machine and it would produce these amazing, grainy, B/W transparencies. I LOVED it. I still have my little machine and my film cameras hoping one day it might return. I plan to do some personal testing with B/W for some new fashion images…so I’m always looking for interested hair/makeup/models to join me!!
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We had a great time doing this fashion editorial on a very hot, humid day in June. Luckily all involved were good sports, particularly the beautiful Rebecca. The Mt. Felix Vineyard has a gorgeous female mastiff as it’s mascot and she had just had puppies a few weeks before. As we were finishing up our shoot one of the puppies came to visit. Obviously we all thought this was adorable and Rebecca started to pose with the little guy. The pup had other ideas, no interest in being a model and a very specific interest in her socks. I snapped these adorable out-takes as he very impolitely stole the socks right off her feet!
I can’t show you the finished images since they have not yet been published in HC Style magazine. However I really wanted to show you these funny shots that in the old days would have just been displayed in my darkroom for my own amusement. These posts are a great way to share! Fashion editorial photography is my absolutely favorite thing to do and I want to thank the models Rebecca and Ting Ting along with stylists Caitlyn Meyer and Lisa Jones-Butz.
I just worked with Bailey and what a beauty! We did six looks to start her first modeling portfolio. Model portfolio photography is one of my favorite types of shoots. We spend approx. 3-4 hours shooting in the studio and outdoors to create images that are used on Zed cards, also called composite cards and websites.