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.