Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 2500
Gymnastics is very important here in China, especially for elderly people. I was impressed by this grandma stretching though, because I’d be incapable of putting my leg up that high!
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/11, 1/250s, ISO 100
This ball was my first proper studio session, so I had to learn really quickly how to suggest poses that would work for each model. I had less than a minute to shoot each model, and sometimes the poses came quite naturally as in this photo. Thank god for models who know what they’re doing!
Pink & Dangerous
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/10, 1/250s, ISO 100
They had guns and various other props at that Prohibition Era Ball, and one of the things that surprised me was how much the guns appealed to women for poses. This is one of my favourite, the contrast between the pink feathers and the gun are just perfect. I’m planning to do a spoof movie poster with this one when I have the time.
One Night in Bangkok
Fuji x100s, 50mm, f/2, 1/60s, ISO 1250
I was in Bangkok for work this week, first time there in 25 years. I had way too little time for photography, sadly, but I managed to catch this photo from the back of a tuk-tuk and even though it’s slightly blurry and very grainy, I think it perfectly translated the night atmosphere of Bangkok. I hope you like it too, don’t hesitate to comment if you do!
Curvaceous Southern Belle
Canon A2, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 100
Film: Adox Color Implosion
This is another photo from Chattanooga, something I didn’t expect to see there (I guess the Simpson episode where Michaelangelo’s David is censored for being naked gave me the wrong impression on US prudeness). It’s very grainy, like all the pictures I took with the Adox film. I have another roll, but I’m not convinced I’ll ever use it…
Through the Veil
Canon 7D, 80mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 100
Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be one of the official photographers for a costumed ball entitled « Dans les Bas-Fonds de Chicago » (which I guess one could translate as ‘Seedy Chicago‘). I shot attendees for over 4 hour straight assisted by my good friend Thomas, which was exhausting, but very gratifying as well. I had proper studio lighting and a black backdrop, and although the venue imposed some tough constraints, I had a great time. Great learning experience as well. I’ll be sharing my favourite shots from that marathon session in the coming days. In this shot, what really appealed to me was Vanessa’s veil and tattoo (although the tattoo was featured more prominently on another shot.
Canon A2, 50mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200
Film: Agfa Scala 200 / Models: Anaïs & Guillaume
Lately I’ve been doing a number of photo sessions with models dressed in 1930s fashion for a project that may or may not come to fruition (more on that later if it materialises). At the end of the first session, since both me and the models had a little time on our hands, I asked the models if they wanted photos for themselves, and took this lovely portrait of Anaïs and Guillaume. I think the dynamic range and the tone of the Agfa Scala really do wonders here!