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KAMOLA AKILOVA ON FILM IN BROOKLYN

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. 

Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio
Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio Moon
Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio Window
Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio Blue
Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio Moody
Kamola Akilova Uzbekistan Ektar 100 Canon a1 Portrait Brooklyn Studio Window

One Windy Day with Jennifer Shin

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:

jennifer shin brooklyn bridge portrait 1
jennifer shin brooklyn bridge portrait 2
jennifer shin brooklyn bridge portrait 4
jennifer shin brooklyn bridge portrait 3