Weronika in Philadelphia #2

I tend to have a preference for working with some of the same people over and over again. I’m not really someone who tries to just shoot with as many models as humanly possible just for the sake of working with a million different people. I do like working with new people, but if I work with someone and I like the work we created and the experience of working with them I will almost always want to shoot at least one more time.

Weronika is one of those people that I could probably shoot with about 50 times. Our first shoot was one of my favorites of 2016 and while this one was technically 2016 it was December 28th and it feels like a 2017 shoot to me. Sometimes your subject just kind of vibes with you and gets what you’re trying to do and things just fall into place so that’s kind of what I think happened in both of these shoots.

Our first shoot was a super productive shoot with a ton of great images created and I loved so many of them(I’ll probably blog that one eventually). For this shoot, I was interested in trying to get really sharp negatives on my medium format cameras so I could do some darkroom printing and began using a tripod for the first time on a shoot. This dramatically slowed down how many images I ended up creating, but it was a good exercise and well worth the effort. There’s quite a bit that we shot for another project that I can’t share just yet, but I love these as well.

All of these were shot on Kodak Tri-X pushed to 800 with a Pentax 645N and the square image was done on a Rolleicord V. They were processed by Indie Film Lab.

Joyce in NYC

I haven’t really done much blogging of my images in the past, but as I spend more and more time on social media I thought it would be a great way for me to share sets of images and shot some of the work that may not get seen due to the sort of there and gone nature of Instagram. These are a few shots from one of my shortest, but most productive shoots from 2016. Joyce and I arrived to the shoot space on one of the hottest days of the year only to find that the air conditioning wasn’t active. 6 floors up in a NYC building in July with no AC made for an unbearably hot shooting experience so we cut our time a little bit short, but we managed to create some great images in our brief time working together. We plan on trying to link up again this summer when she’s back from the Netherlands for what will hopefully be a more normal shoot.

Shot with a mix of film and digital. Cameras used- Pentax 645N with Kodak Tri-X pushed to 800 and Sony A7 for digital. The film was processed by Indie Film Lab.

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