Emily Megan // Black and White Film (May 2018)

I got my film back today! WEE! Film was developed and scanned by Monadnock Imaging in Keene, New Hampshire. I used to work there, so my film gets turned around pretty quickly.

Anyway, I haven't shot my sister in awhile, and so when we hung out a couple weeks ago, I had her model for me on black and white film. We literally took 7 photos, and that's all we needed. It was raining that day, and we had just been hanging in my room, so I snapped a few photos of her next to my window. I had her throw on a jacket I found in Portland, Oregon when I went up there with Demi Petersen in March, and I LOVE the way the texture of the piece showed up on the film. Also, it's from the 80's, so extra bonus! 

I've been actively shooting my loved ones so I can add them to my photo album that I'm putting together before I leave for the Army, so I was pretty stoked about these. (Side note : It was cool that my sis was comfortable showing off her sensual side for this shoot. She's not my kid sister anymore. Love you Lizzie.) Here is every shot we took!

Demi // Oregon Part II (March 2018)

Dem and I spent the day going to antique and consignment shops to purchase props and wardrobe for future shoots, but we decided to try and find the local hot springs we had heard about, so we could shoot one more set before it got too dark.

We drove for about a hour, and were unsuccessful in finding the hot springs (our GPS stopped working as we drove deeper into the forest), so we settled on doing a fine art concept in Oregon's brilliant and ancient landscape. 

For those of you who don't know me, I like to portray stories in my photographs, but to be honest, for this concept in particular, both Dem and I didn't have a specific emotion in mind. Most of these photographs are a celebration of the female form, as well as the beauty of the backdrop. 

I'm absolutely ecstatic with the images we got, and very impressed with the Cinestill film - as the name suggests, the colors emanate a very cinematic feel, and it is right in line with my preferred style of photography. I will definitely be shooting with this film again. 

(Also shout out to Dem for getting naked in the freezing weather)! 

Demi // Oregon Part I (March 2018)

Dem and I trekked up to Oregon, and we ended up in Bend, (about four hours from Portland) to visit her aunt. I had never been to the Pacific Northwest, nor had I ever shot with Cinestill film before, so I was pretty excited to get out there and shoot.

These images were taken inside a quirky antique store, and right outside in the parking lot. The film I had in my camera at the time was a daylight film (50 ISO) so I was worried the photographs we took inside may have been too dark, but I pushed the film a few stops, and they ended up okay. By the time we got outside, the lighting was fine, and I settled on pretty even exposures for the rest. Because the parking lot was limited in its inspiriation, I focused heavily on shadows, and capturing Dem's various emotional expressions.