iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, 1/10s, ISO 80
When I saw this tree by a lake close to my hotel in Helsinki I knew I had something worth shooting. I used Hipstamatic to enhance the dark and gnarly side of the tree, and I think the result works for a creepy shot!
Canon A2, 50mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 200
Model: Aurélie / Film: Agfa Scala 200
A few months ago I did a session with models dressed in 1930s style. At the end of the session, I decided to do a roll of Agfa Scala, a film I love despite the fact that I can’t print it (it’s a positive slide film). This is one of the resulting photos. It was ever so slightly out of focus, but Aurélie’s smile was so nice that I thought it would make a perfect vintage shot. I post-processed it in Snapseed and I think the result looks decidedly vintage.
The shot that ultimately got me into collecting and shooting old camera gear.
During my short stay in Teheran, I managed to briefly visit the Golestan Palace. There was a wonderful exhibition there of 19th centuries photos of Iran taken by Russian photographers. It was below grounds and walking out I stumbled on this wonderful stone stairwell that just begged to be shot. I wish someone had walked in the frame just as I shot, but alas…
Some iconic landmarks you really want to shoot, but it’s tough to find a way of shooting them that you haven’t seen already. With the Golden Gate bridge I tried to combine the selective sharpness of the Lensbaby with a marked sepia processing. Might have been done in the 1920s, I guess!