1.14.2014

Portraits, Interviews, Faces and Stories.

Anna.

Shot on Kodak Portrait 400 BW film in a Rolleiflex 6008i with a 150mm Sonnar lens. Scanned with the magical desktop scanner. 

The Visual Science Lab has done some soul searching, some market research and some number crunching and we've finally arrived at a business game plan for 2014. Our noble leader, Kirk, will be implementing our master plan of providing portraits and interviews. Or as he says, "Faces and Stories." As you probably know we've been doing portraits for years but you might not know that we've been doing interviews, PSAs, web-based video commercials and similar video production for a while now too. We've honed the skills, put a sharp edge on the tools and we're rolling forward in 2014. We're ready to help our customers and our partners tell their stories. 

Our core business will always be portraits. It's way too fun and addictive not to love. But the video stuff is crazy fun too. With so many video channels available on the web it's kind of silly not to be there with good video. 

We'll try to keep Kirk from going too far down the rabbit hole with things like the performance of microphones, or endless reviews of audio mixers but there's only so much we can do....

For those interested we're basing our new business model around cameras like the Panasonic GH3 and even the Sony RX10. We're aiming to be efficient and creative providers of programming for the web but we sure won't turn up our noises at broadcast commercials,  or even long form story telling. 

We're ready right now. Let 2014 begin. 


4 comments:

Dave Jenkins said...

I really like the work you've been posting today, especially this portrait of Anna. Also enjoyed reading about your travels with your parents. Mine lived to 90 and 91, respectively. I hope yours will have continued long and happy lives.

Kaspar said...

That is a stunning portrait! Would you care to elaborate which magic spells you use on your magical scanner? Or did you already write a post about it? I have a V700 since a couple of months and I still try to work out which settings I have to use.

Kirk Tuck said...

I did actually write a blog about the scanner a while back. I'm out and around and not next to a big ass computer but if you put in a couple search terms in the search box I bet it will come up. If no success I'll try to find it when I get back...

Kaspar said...

If it is the article "Window Light in the Early Evening. Some thoughts about scanners.", then I found it. Thank you!