Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sandy Shaw #3, Process Variations

Model Sandy Shaw for Style Magazine, makeup and hair Susan Page, photo styling Marijo Bianco.  Capture with Hasselblad 500 C/M, Zeiss 150mm f/4.0, Fujichrome 50.  Original Cibachrome print.

Grunge version, blue/sepia split tone in Lightroom 3.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Linda Keaton in Creve Coeur Park

Model Linda Keaton braving the green water in Creve Coeur Park Lake, makeup and hair by Jackie Hicks.  Photo capture with Hasselblad 500 C/M, 150mm f/4.0 Sonnar, Kodak TMax 100.  Original print on Agfa Portriga Rapid #3.

Grunge processing with blue and sepia split tone in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pennie #5 Process Variations

Pennie Beaumont strutting her stuff for an ad... that I really don't remember what it was for, but likely the boots!  But I always like the mood of this picture.  This picture was made with a Nikon F2 w/motor drive (did I mention I miss that sound?), Reflex Nikkor 500mm f/8.0, K2 filter, Miller fluid head on a Sampson tripod, Ilford Delta 3200.  It was windy, overcast and blistering hot.

Platinum reprint.

The original cyanotype is lost, but recreated here using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and my custom preset.

Pennie in Stix Fur Ad

This is model Pennie Beaumont in picture ran for several years as an ad for the Stix, Baer & Fuller fur salon.  The day we were to shoot, the furs were stolen from a loading dock before any could make it to the studio, so we had to make do with Pennie's own winter coat, which was dark and had some texture, but was nothing like fur, really.  Photo made with a Nikon F2 w/motor drive (I miss that sound!), Nikkor 105mm f/2.5, Kodak Panatomic X, K2 filter and printed on Agfa Portriga Rapid.

Terrence #2 - Variations

Model Terrence dropped by the studio after a hard gym workout for a few quick shots.  At the time, I was influenced by Francis Bacon for male nude form.  Created with a Leica M3, 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit, Afgapan 25, K2 filter, single Broncolor Pulso head with a honeycomb grid.  Originally printed on Agfa Portriga Rapid, this is a digital copy made a Nikon D700 and Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8.  

Polaroid P/N transfer version.

Blue/Sepia split tone version.

Jenny in Denim, Process Variations

Model Jenny in vintage denim, makeup by Susan Page, photo styling by Marijo Bianco for Style Magazine.  Picture made with a Leica M2, 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit, Kodak Ektachrome 64 Professional.

I made a cyanotype version for the original project, which was a denim series, but the original print was lost.  The recreation here is from Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Beauty Editorial - In January

So, what do you do in when your assignment is a Summer beauty editorial, but it's January, 20F, two feet of snow on the ground and there is no travel budget and the film has to go out that day?  Why, bring 300 pounds of sand into the studio and pour it on the floor of course!  We had no swimsuit or beach wear, so the cover up top is just a scarf.  Captured with a Sinar F 4x5 and 300mm Schneider Symar on Ektachrome 64 professional.  Lighting is a Broncolor Flashman, Pulso head and direct light from an umbrella reflector.

In retrospect, I should have used white sand, not Meramec river sand, but the picture won a couple of awards anyway.  

A Hollywood Platinum print version made in Nik Silver Efes Pro 2.

Sandy Shaw #2 Process Variations

This is a digital copy of a Cibachrome print from my 1990's fashion portfolio.  The model is Sandy Shaw, with makeup and photo styling by Susan Page.  Sandy was our daughter's dance teacher.  The picture was made with a Leica M2 and 90mm Elmarit f/2.8 on Ektachrome 64 Professional.  Lighting is Broncolor Flashman and Pulso heads.

By accident, I opened the picture in Nik Silver Efex Pro (not the new 2), and stumbled on this preset I made to simulate print solarizaton.

In the late 80's and early 90's I occasionally made alternative print processes, like this cyanotype.