A couple of weeks my friend Joey and I headed a bit north to Beerburrum Forestry Reserve. Loaded up with some Kodak E100. And with her Honda CMX500.
"Black & white is the new black & white. Film."
Keeping it simple, a vintage camera, lenses to suit, 2 rolls of film. Cinestill bwXX 200 and Kodak Tri-x 400. Styled and inspired by Ruby Reginato and Amber Rose Stewart, set amongst slightly disused warehouses in Virginia Brisbane. With a sort of cinematic approach, an emphasis on light and lines. So mood. Much mono tone.
Going for a relaxed / casual approach, working with both of the girls in different parts of the yard in the mid afternoon until sunset. A number of fashion items, mixed and matched in a thoughtful way. The sun being the only source of light, working with different shadows and tones, High and low key photographs.
Ruby, on Cinestill bwXX. At 200.
Amber on Kodak Tri-x 400. With the afternoon setting sun, making some beautiful silhouettes and some softer grey tones.
It's all about the light, considering it's position and how I can sculpt each portrait in a different way. Using a 70-210mm lens for most of the shooting, allowing for nice background dropout. When the light started to dim, the 50mm f/1.4 was perfect.
High key ~ very little grey tones.
Low key ~ with lots of grey variation.
For the third instalment of my series I would like to look at the Golden Hour.
That period of time 1 hr after sunrise or 1hr before sunset. Although I don't always shoot at this time, it certainly produces some beautiful light. Often creating unexpected and surprising colours with film.
This makes me happy.
The following image was shot only a month or so ago during WWIM (World Wide Insta-Meet) here in Brisbane. Atop Kangaroo Point overlooking the city. In this instance, focusing on the fauna growing along the cliff edge. The obvious being the city skyline.
Focusing on the tree, with an almost identical one in the background giving it both a shadow / silhouette look. Using Kodak Ultramax 400 Colour film, the colour was a little unexpected, but a wonderful surprise. 'Golden'. A slight vignette around the bottom where the sun slowly passes below the horizon. This has become of my favourite photographs. The golden colour, the silhouette. Simply nature.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.