9.18.2012

Available light squares.





I'm in a constant process of re-inventing the way I see portraits. I'm finding that the available light images are the ones I like the best. It's good to look back when you are trying to move forward. It's part of the process of finding out what worked and what didn't. I think that's important.

Camera: Hasselblad
Lens: 180mm f4
Film: Tri-X
Subject: Lou

17 comments:

Dave said...

Perfect...

Tommy Folkesson said...

outstanding

Carlo Santin said...

Love it, love it, love it. This is a beautiful portrait, you pressed the shutter at exactly the right time. Why did digital have to be invented?

wjl (Wolfgang Lonien) said...

Definitely one of your portraits with that "Wow!" factor. Frame it big, and give it to Lou. But I bet you've done that as well...

thequietphotographer said...

Really great! Her smile ! And the B&W tones!
robert

Claire said...

Gorgeous. I'm still in stupid crazy love with the square format. My ONLY regret leaving m4/3 is losing the native, in-camera 1:1. If only my NEX could do it. Please Sony, pretty please...

Anonymous said...

I love the background!

Mike said...


It's a lovely photo, but there's a lot more going for it than just the available light aspect. The light is important, but here I think the casualness, the simle, the feeling of spontaneity, a feeling of movement (though probably little actual movement), joy, all come together in this photo. I might be sensing a feeling of embarrassment also, real or my imagination? It leads the viewer to wonder what's going on?

Maybe some of these aspects present themselves more easily outside a studio?

Anthony said...

Gorgeous - for all the reasons given above: Mike really expressed it well.

Søren Kvistgaard said...

Just lovely - and the format and the focus transition makes me regret I ever sold my Hasselblad.

hugo solo said...

But,the corduroy jacket win.

CKDexterHaven said...

This is exactly the type of image one can point to when illustrating the differences between film and digital. If your 'opponent' in the argument doesn't see what all the fuss is about, just stop talking. Don't waste another breath.

Kirk Tuck said...

Love the "Philadelphia Story" reference. Fun movie.

Mark St. John said...

I fell in love with Lou the first time you posted this image. It's perfect. Well done.

Anonymous said...

From time to time, flashes of genius.

Crix said...

Splendid shot with absolutely lovely athmosphere. I wonder, is this really the same lou of your 500px-portfolio? Looks so different here.

Thorsten Wieszniewski said...

Wow! But you had have to spend some time in the darkroom to reach this increadible one, haven´t you? And if your answer is "yes", how much time for just only this perfect pic?