A few months ago I received an email from Kalli. She was saying that she lived in Minnesota and had found my photos online. She was to be a senior the following year and was looking to get some photos done. As I had no plans to go to Minnesota anytime soon, I told her that if she’s ever in the Northern California area, to contact me and I would love to do some. No kidding, a few months later, I get an email from Kalli again saying her and her family will be driving through and she would still like some photos done. I couldn’t believe it. We figured things out, took some photos, and had a blast. Thanks for coming out, Kalli! Hope you had a good time.
Really getting into shooting for myself lately. Here’s another “Personal” shoot I did with Brandon Depuma. We went up to one of my favorite places, Lassen Volcanic National Park. I wanted to shoot a story of hiking around this place looking for what is has to offer. Here it is.
Mamiya 7, 80mm, expired Fuji 400NPH, Portra 160 pushed a stop, and Kodak Tri-x pushed a stop.
I wanted a shoot to depict the feeling of freedom and independence of self. Something without restrictions guidelines. Something fun to create.
Big thanks to: Tricia for hair/makeup/assisting, Leah and Jessica for being amazing models, TJ for driving the truck and taking care of the behind the scenes work, and Trevor for letting us use your truck. Thanks guys!
All color shots are with the Mamiya 7, 80mm, Portra 160 pushed a stop. Black and white are all with the Canon Elan 7, 35L, and Tri-x pushed a stop. Thanks Indie Film Lab for the amazing work.
I love the idea of single frames. They force the looker to really focus on just that image and not be distracted by a million other photos to scroll through. So I think I’ll be doing this a lot more from now on. Here’s a photo of the groom, Brandon, from a recent wedding. It’s slightly out of focus, but it has so much character I couldn’t help but love it. Shot using a canon 50mm and Fuji Neopan 400
I don’t shoot for myself anywhere near enough. I don’t think I do at least, so a few months ago while I was walking my dog down a trail I’ve seen a bunch of times but never actually gone down, I realized I need to start. The trail was absolutely perfect for a shoot. A simple dirt road cut through a solid green field with giant oak trees arching over every hundred yards. It really inspired me to just take a few ‘simple’ and ‘pretty’ photos, since this is just something I don’t do very often. After a month of waiting for the right time, my girlfriend, Tricia Davidge, styled the shoot all up and did an amazing job with hair/mua. My good friend, Sarah, modeled and we went for it. It feels so good to do something I enjoy simply for the fact that I enjoy it.
All color was with the Pentax 67 on fuji pro 400h, and b&w was with a pentax 645 on fuji acros 100. Thank you Indie Film Lab for the amazing scans!