One sweltering day in July.
I wanted to use film more actively on portrait shoots. Last week, I had Kamola sit for me in my makeshift studio at home and took photos with a mixture of digital + film. For film, I used the Canon A-1 with Kodak Portra 400 and Ektar 100. I absolutely loved how the cool tones of Ektar complemented the dark blue background I selected. I styled Kamola in colors that complemented the aquamarine background - mustard yellow, grey and white.
I recently got to shoot on an extremely windy day with Jennifer, a friend from school. It was the first shoot that I styled - something pretty basic, an all black outfit with a long and flowing gray overcoat. I've been trying to embrace more abstract looks with a two-color setup so as to bring more attention to the form of the subject and its environment more than trying to encapsulate all available elements in a given photo. I guess part of becoming a better photographer is being focused on the essential elements of a photo without overcrowding it. Here are some of the photos from that day: