I am so excited!
I have finished the ENTIRE series: WORKING JOE/WORKING JILL.
I just wrapped the last shoot/image-taking last Thursday and it was so much fun.
Both models are so talented, funny and professional. I loved working with them.
I SHOT THE SERIES IN DIGITAL...
But, hopefully you all know by now, that I will never stray too far from film...
As always, I switched cameras throughout the session(s) took many in film just for fun.
The entire artist statement for the concept can be viewed on Working Jill's page.
Some of the black and white film shots are below! (More to post as I develop the rolls.) Enjoy!
(Models: (on instagram) @beth.nicole.dodge & @joshua_favale )
--I am updating this post with more FILM, black & whites--
These will be shown, locally, at Powell's City of Books. Opening Feb. 2nd, 2017 - a 'First Thursday' affair! It will be an entire show of all my fellow darkroom-mates' work, including some of my own. :-)
To everyone who came to see the show... THANK YOU!
To everyone who helped support me to get this body of work to this point.... THANK YOU!
It was a wonderful opening night. I couldn't have enjoyed it more!!!
Below is a link from Paul S. Stetzer's website (a friend and fellow member of the gallery, well, ok...He's the "Pres") who took photographs throughout the evening and helps share the fun and the energy present.
(And stay tuned for more shows...)
A long time ago, in a land far, far away...
I shot and developed my first roll of 3200 film.
This was almost two years ago!
I found these negatives from the roll and scanned them in - to see what I had - if anything..
What's funny is how little I "knew" about 3200 film then.
I thought 3200 would be like a SUPERPOWER film. That anything at night, and dark, would suddenly be magically (and beautifully) illuminated just by being photographed with this speed of film.
It didn't "quite" turn out that way. Haha.
The more I learn, and the more I know - the more I see how fun it is to go through the process of experimentation, BEFORE I know what's what. It is so much more fun approaching some new film, developer, or photographic technique or process with this idea that it's magic before you finally learn what really doesn't work and why.
SO...when I went out to shoot this roll of film...I was shooting for magic at night.
Which now seems like a LONG TIME AGO, IN A LAND FAR, FAR AWAY...
I sometimes want to know and learn everything so fast - this is a good reminder of how fun it is trying to figure things out and being artistically experimental.
If you don't know what is impossible, you just do it. Right?
My favorite photo from the roll below..
Once in awhile, well, BAM!