Portrait : Melody

During one of the pictures taken for the calendar Vini Garage Company meetings, I took the opportunity to test a photo configuration that I had not yet experienced in analog : Use a medium format camera with a cobra flash (Nikon SB-600 ) in softbox 60×60, both being connected by a set of Cactus Trigger.

Medium Format Camera used : Hasselblad 500CM and his 80mm 2.8

Melody - Hasselblad 500cm
Melody – Hasselblad 500cm
Melody - Hasselblad 500cm
Melody – Hasselblad 500cm

Portrait : Myriam

Here is one of the portraits during a photo session with Myriam. Means used Format: Mamiya 645. I used a Kodak Trix film exposed at ISO 800 and developed in the LC-29.

Thank you to Miriam, who has wanted to be my model for an afternoon!

Myriam
Myriam

improvised photo session with BullRun

It was during a shoot for Vini Garage Company I met the guys BullRun. The sound of BullRun be summarized by 3 guys very passionate about music, 3 guys who move on stage and especially 3 super nice guys who do rock’n’roll … a very fucking good Rock’n’Roll that makes you quickly realize that you’re not there to drink tea with granny.

So allow me to post some pictures from our photo shoot totally improvised in the courtyard of the bar (which is also concert anyway) where we were that day. Thank you to the ones who have sadly suffered the cold of the day to go take some pictures.

Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun
Bullrun

Pictures is a good thing but the listen them it’s better

Kodak 400 UC

Kodak400UC
Kodak400UC

An article on this film? Well yeah, why not … The film was given to me by Arnaud Legrand (@legrandphoto on twitter) during one of our “Apero Photo” organized by the association Dans ta Cuve ! I don’ use often color, especially in 135 where I have trouble with the final result. In short, there is not much Kodak film 400 CPU films and it really touched me. The development was made by Anaïs !! Thank you so much to both.

I waited a bit before using the film, I wanted a little special time and a great opportunity. Done since all the shots were made during a trip to Venice this summer. The color rendition is very interesting, beautiful colors with a very light made a little bland / vintage … what interested me a little more photography in color;) All pictures were taken in a very active sun with a 28mm Olympus OM2 + all the time between F11 and F16.

Here is the result :

Kodak 400 UC - C-41
Kodak 400 UC – C-41
Kodak 400 UC - C-41
Kodak 400 UC – C-41
Kodak 400 UC - C-41
Kodak 400 UC – C-41

Video – HellFest 2013

Here is a video shot entirely with Camero Go Pro (version 1). Many videos circulating on the net in the same style: Go Pro camera mounted on the camera.

This video has nothing exceptional but I am interested in many things :

  • What led me to start a moment in the entire scene ?
  • Miss I the good time ?
  • The critical aspect another person have photographed the same scene differently than I’ve lived ?

The image freezes a moment while the non camera. This revolutionary non-observation, I took the advantage of using a fisheye camera and use a 50mm lens. The whole video, what the eye sees, and a standard length of habit and convention to not having a physical proximity to the subjects.

We know for a while but the practice of analog film, because of the number of poses and its cost, we “forced” to choose the right moment to take a photo, think about, to frame, etc. .. . With digital, I could burst trigger and select “THE” picture that I liked.

The video is an additional support to the practice of photography. A fixed time and pulled the global scene. I came to realize that by the time I got the picture I wanted but also the photo that I did not want. I would have waited one second, half a second later or earlier and I could have had THE photograph.

This above all amused me and I will start this experiment. The eye in the viewfinder, focused on the scene unfolding before me … missing in all that is happening around me. Video demystifies why and how the image.

This kind of video is nice but be careful not to abuse it. It allowed me to show that we can not be everywhere. You can not photograph everything. Fortunately elsewhere;)

The experience would be to try again in a different context: a 17mm during a manifestation.

Trip to Etretat

“Get in the car”
“Where do we go ?”
“Ah Ah … surprise in 3 hours” ….

3 hours drive to try to guess where we were going … while wishing to keep the surprise … And … Welcome to Etretat !

Etretat
Etretat
Etretat
Etretat
Etretat
Etretat

When the photographer observes the graphic

There was some time, I have been contacted by Sevh, one of the guitarists OLS group to achieve specials photos of his new group: One Last Shot.

Well … you take your camera bag and you shoot … In general, it is not completely shown in the pictures made, or just retired photos and finalized. But what prompted me to write this article was to show that it had been very good graphic : Da Ghost Prod. The photos shown below are raw without editing exposure, etc …

 

One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot

And here are the same images transformed into artwork :

 

One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot
One Last Shot

 

One Last Shot
One Last Shot

It’s good to see the images in another vision, another “context” and reworked by another person, including a graphic.

If you are interested in the work of Da Ghost Prod, I invite you to visit his work here

For listening the One Last Shot :