Our friend and photographer Angel David Verde of Angel's Point of View came to us needing a new headshot for 2014 with a specific look in mind. It's always fun to photograph fellow image makers, as they (like us) aren't usually the ones in front of the camera and finally get a taste of their own medicine.
black and white
We recently had an urge to add analog/film cameras back into our workflow, to get us thinking differently about photography and also just to have more tools in our toolbox. Our past experience with film has mostly been with 35mm, which feels very similar to current digital cameras. So to change things up a bit we jumped into two platforms we have much less experience with and picked up a Century Graphic 2.25"x3.25" view camera (with 120 roll film adapter), and a Polaroid Model 100 Land Camera (using Fuji Film instant film). These cameras both feel so different from a DSLR, making you slow down and approach photography from another angle. Here are a couple images off the first roll/pack for each, be on the lookout for us to use them in upcoming work.
Here's an outtake that I am a bit fond of from a shoot I did yesterday for an upcoming annual report. I really like the expression and the way his hair is blowing in the wind, it adds that touch of personality that you don't always get in photos like these.