Category: Modelling and Fashion

Summer Shoot

Last Friday was an extremely warm day, but still a good day for a shoot with my friend Natalia! Hasselblad 500CM, 80mm and 250mm lenses, Utrafine Extreme 400 and Kodak TMax 400 films

Lauren In Colour

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of working with Lauren Elcock here in Toronto. Today two colour images, and tomorrow two black and white.

Kodak Medalist I, 100mm/f3.5 Ektar lens
Kodak Portra 400 @ EI 200, respooled for 620

Portrait in the Park #1

On my recent trip to Ottawa I met up with my friend Maggie Byvelds for a portrait session in Andrew Haydon Park. Much of the session was digital, but I did shoot one roll of colour film in my Hasselblad.

Hasselblad 500CM, 150mm/f4 Sonnar lens
Kodak Portra 400 film

Another Three Portraits of Jennifer

Today another three portraits if my good friend and frequent collaborator Jennifer. This shoot was a experiment on two fronts: it was the first time I tried shooting a hand-held portrait with my 4×5 Speed Graphic and 127mm/4.7 Kodak Ektar lens, and it was the first time I tried shooting some Fuji NC 160 4×5 colour sheet film I’ve had for a while.

One Model, Two Cameras

Yesterday I had a lovely shoot with my friend Zoe. I shot two cameras, my newly acquired Hasselblad 500 C/M, and my Mamiya RZ67. Both make great portrait cameras, and on a tripod the weight difference makes no difference. A portrait is not about the camera though, and just like last time, Zoe gave some beautiful and interesting expressions. More to come 🙂

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Mamiya RZ67, 127mm/3.8 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax Developer

Homage

I had the pleasure of working with friend and frequent creative collaborator Jennifer Bettencourt this past weekend. In addition to being a talented model, Jennifer is also an accomplished fadista, or singer of Portuguese Fado music. The shoot was inspired by Fado legend Amália Rodrigues, a we were going for a fairly formal look, with some intensity.

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Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Tri-X, developed in Ilfosol 3 1+9

 

In Memoriam

A few years ago I did a photoshoot with model Sarah D. who was recovering from a double lung transplant that she had due to Cystic Fibrosis. I was impressed by her strength and depth of character. I just found out that she has passed away, waiting for a second transplant, after the first failed. Feeling sad. The posts are below (NSFW due to partial nudity)

Strength

Strength Part 2

Strength Part 3

Video: A Creative Collaboration

It’s been a while since I’ve done a slide show video and I am long overdue in featuring my collaborator and friend Jennifer Santos Bettencourt. We have worked together many times over the last few years and I am always amazed at what she brings to each shoot. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her!