Wednesday, September 10, 2008

War Post

K, so below is what I posted last night, I also posted some pics but i've just removed them because they're gonna be published in a super rad magazine in December, so for now i'm not gonna say anything about and wait till December to put them back! But thanks for the opportunity to publish them. Rad.

A long time a'comin. Been super crazy of late and amongst shooting, a back log of retouching, a day fishing, some portraits of my grandparents (who incidentally shared their 70th wedding anniversary the other day, crazy!), some planning for a new shoot which I'm really excited about, buying film and learning a new camera I have found some time to post this, which makes me happy!

These garments were inspired by the 1940's and recreated. One of the garments is a war time piece and the other 2 are part of 'New Look' just post war. I was asked to shoot these for a costume designer and with little time and no budget for a location shoot, I decided I opted for some film, a 4/5 camera, a Pentax 6/7 and shot studio portraits. I had watched the Annie Liebowitz documentary a few days prior to this shoot and my love and passion for photography was at a high, so decided to go back to the old school and 'make' pictures whilst shooting rather than 'take' pictures and 'make' them afterwards.

This process soothed my wounded soul and after stressing over whether or not I had got the focus right on f5.6 with the bellows tilted and shifted to the max, I got them processed and scanned and was presently surprised! The first three are the 4/5 shots and the other two were shot on the Pentax. They're very simple but I like them, maybe more because of the process, I don't know yet?

On another note. Summer, Fishing, Beer and a particle accelerator. Fuck Yeah.