*The Iron Lady*
By sharing this photo I may be doing something illegal. Because of intellectual property rules (that I frankly consider stupid) the night lights of the Eiffel Towers are IP protected. That’s correct, not the tower itself, but the lights. Oh well, that won’t stop me from taking shots of the tower and sharing them (at least until they sue me…)
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!