A few extras I’ve processed recently.
With Keira, Candace and Rebecca, shot with the hand made bendy lens.
Once again I decided to get out of the confines of the Hotelito and experience the rustic glory that is the Casa Dracula. Such a great space full of character and spirit. I could have spent much more time there.
Claudine and I took advantage to work there. Prior to shooting Claudine showed me some things she brought and one of them was a roll of cheesecloth. Immediately I had a vision to capture with it, so was very excited to execute this.
Along with the majority of the shoot at ZfestX, the visions will eventually end up in series but for now I am displaying individual posts.
The first series explores void and a time past. When life seems empty, we move on.
The second series I set the camera up to view straight through a bunch of rooms. The camera stayed on one spot throughout and shot in the various locations.
The third series was utilizing the cheesecloth. Its properties and uses were endless. ‘Cocoon’ was a vision I had when seeing the material and I was extremely happy with what was created. Claudine, as most know, is awesome and she worked wonders with all the themes.
Having Tara and Emma in International parts 1 & 2 respectively, Anne makes up the finale of these overseas collaborations.
While staying at the Hotelito the days prior to our shoot, I was in admirance of the architecture about the place. Having spent copious amounts of time in or around the pool, I loved how the wall lights lit against the static walls within the pool compound, and the casting of shadows it produced as well.
This inspired me for a dusk/dark shoot to exploit these qualities. Anne was up to the challenge and was brilliant. The beauty part of the shoot was that even during the evening, temperature was not a factor (YAY warm climate). We took advantage of what light was barely available to capture some slow shutter work with the hammock. The remainder was exposed to whatever the lamps gave us.
I did have some focus issues, which made me a bit sad. Regardless, I was stoked with what came from our work. It was different from the norm which was very cool.
Here are samples from our collaboration. Enjoy!! 🙂
I’m really a bit sad about this. This is my last shoot. I don’t have anymore photos to post. I have snaps and video, but all my work has been posted now. I guess we’ll have to do this again soon.
Tara and I thought to shoot the last day. I got there early and Meghan was doing nothing, so I worked with Meghan for 1/2 hour before Tara found us on the roof of the house. So it was 1/2 hour with Meghan (11 down below), then 1/2 hour with Meghan and Tara, then 1/2 hour with Tara. Cool how that all worked out.
Now I need to go throw a dart at the map and figure out where we’re going next year.
You always hope to pick up shoots with those you weren’t able to pre-book throughout the week. On Halloween I thought I would just sit around. Then sitting around got boring. Meghan was just sitting around too. So we did this for an hour. 🙂
You do funny things when you hold a camera sometimes to get certain angles. I know I’m weird.
First video by me.
Thanks to Michael Marlborough for filming the behind the scenes action!
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And a new image from the shoot.