Testing light on Oli before I took the film shot. I quite like this one though, even though it’s not the “final.” The film is getting processed and scanned as we speak by RDF in Sydney.
If anyone want’s to hang out just give me a shout! I got guest listed to the Muse/Band of Skulls last minute by Russell (eeeeeeeppp. Had a few beers with him at Riff and he remember to invite Alix and I to the Van show. I’m not so surprised since he is actually one of the nicest and most genuine musicians I’ve met) so now I’m on this last minute adventure to Vancouver and I feel like staying a few days. I have my 5D2 + my 35mm f/1.4L and an Olympus Stylus + a bunch of film. I’ll be shooting the streets when I have nothing to do.
Also, I will reserve my opinion on Muse until after their show. I can’t say I connect with their latest album (or the last… or mostly the one before that) as much as I did with Absolution and the albums before that. Still, even though I don’t like the dubstep and a few other things on the new album, it sounds very Matt Bellamy - as much as I hate to say it. And I love Matt Bellamy. We’ll see what the live show does for me. I’m fairly certain I’ll be blown to bits like I did when I saw them live 5 years ago in South Africa.
Anyone else out there a die hard fan of their Absolution album?
This is an outtake from my trip to Palm Springs… funny how some outtakes become your favourites a few months later. Good news is I have a lot more time on my hands in this coming month, so I’ll be doing a full post from Palm Springs and San Francisco soon with more pictures of things and people like this silhouette, Alvin.
went to high school with you. you're photos are unbelievable. just curious as to if you went to university for photography, also, what kind of career are you looking to grasp within photography? salary?
Hey Anon-who-went-to-higschool-with-me. Thank you! I did not go to any post secondary institution after school. Instead I just spent the 2.5 year since I’ve graduated shooting everything I can and self-studying.
Currently I am full-time and fully independent, and shooting Weddings is what is making that possible right now. Salary wise, I look to earn enough money to stay comfortable with life and have enough for traveling and the things I want to do in my free time. I like the simple life, and I can financially achieve that in the Wedding industry. I’m not out to buy Porches and Mansions.
That being said I am looking into other avenues of work like Commercial and Editorial. At the top end of the industry they do earn you a lot more money, but it’s not the money I’m after, it’s exploring the world of photography that interests me.
Yesterday I got my Pentax 67II back (again). I’m sure that this time it will not freak out and I’ll be able to shoot more. I have tonnes of film which I’ve collected now, and I can’t wait to shoot through all of it. I’ve been wanting to try something new, and something about shooting models/fashion is really interesting to me. I guess I’m curious about how that type of shooting is different from what I’m used to and how that might affect my idea of photography. I’ll be throwing myself in the deep end - but that’s always a good place to be. So much to learn. It’s also going to be a great way for me to discover film and all of it’s facets/attributes. I want to be comfortable enough with film that I could conduct any session with complete confidence that the images will come out the way I want them to.
Yesterday I just HAD to shoot something as soon as I got the camera back to check that it is working. Everything seems fine. I ended up crashing my friend Berkley’s shoot. She’s a really talented photographer in town. She was shooting around the corner, so I swung by and shot a few frames on film. My film wasn’t quite fast enough for how dark it was outside, so most of the shots have a little too much shake. These are things I will get better at.
So. You can expect more models and fashion-esque shooting from here on out. If you model and you’re following me, from Vancouver or Victoria, or anywhere that I might end up in the future, let’s get connected.
This is Berkley, shooting Cassidy.
— Portra 400, 1-stop push, rated at ISO 320. 105mm f/2.4 @ f/2.4. Pentax 67II—