Wind + Fog

There is a beautiful mystery to coast of San Francisco when the fog rolls in.  Its an ominous feeling that brews within me creativity.  My mind drifts and I am spirited away to a half dream-like state.  I am neither awake nor asleep.  But in this dream, it felt different.  It was more alive then the rest, because  indeed it had come alive to evolve into a conscious idea shared by two others who were very much awake. So together we put our passion to good use and organized a beautiful stylized shoot with a lovely and willing model.  Dress was provided for to by a wonderful designer in Hawaii.  Hair crown and bouquet fashioned by myself to accommodate our Trident-esq, nautical theme.  More photos are to come, but here are a few teasers.   I love instant film.  What you see is what you get.  It is simple as that.

Film has taught me many things.  The take away is that photographing with film can feel like a wedding affair every single time.  First, preparation is key.  You prepare as much as you can.  You have this vision of what the day is suppose to look like.  You get giddy at the thought of it.  But the day of comes, and plans shift, the weather gets moody and there is never enough hours in a day.  So like any good bride, I pray and let go of the things I can't control and just flow with the day.  I have to quickly learn to appreciate everything I have and work with it.  Like I said, film is a teacher, it has taught me that it can wow me beyond belief.  It has forced me to slow down and shoot with more purpose and forethought.  Here are a few shot taken with my friend Jeremiah's Hasselblad with Fuji 400h Film and developed at Little Film Lab.  

Film has taught me many things.  The take away is that photographing with film can feel like a wedding affair every single time.  First, preparation is key.  You prepare as much as you can.  You have this vision of what the day is suppose to look like.  You get giddy at the thought of it.  But the day of comes, and plans shift, the weather gets moody and there is never enough hours in a day.  So like any good bride, I pray and let go of the things I can't control and just flow with the day.  I have to quickly learn to appreciate everything I have and work with it.  Like I said, film is a teacher, it has taught me that it can wow me beyond belief.  It has forced me to slow down and shoot with more purpose and forethought.  Here are a few shot taken with my friend Jeremiah's Hasselblad with Fuji 400h Film and developed at Little Film Lab.