Last weekend, Harley & I finally got round to shooting some portraits. We’ve been meaning to do a shoot for over a year now since we met last year when I shot her sister’s wedding. One thing and another stopped us doing the shoot. I’ve had the busiest year ever with weddings. Harley has been working, gigging with her band, moving house & having ‘fun’ with her car. Life gets in the way. As a bit of background, Harley plays upright bass in a Rockabilly band, Ruby and the Prowlers. You can see their Facebook page here. Definitely worth catching them if they’re playing near you!
We finally got around to the shoot though and I think it was worth the wait.
The photographs were all shot on film and processed and scanned myself, at home. I shot everything on a Hasselblad 503CW with 120mm and 60mm lenses and used Kodak Portra 400 film. As it got later in the afternoon, I switched over to a faster film and thought I’d give Lomo 800 film a try out. All of the Coffee Shop stuff is on the Lomo film. I liked the Lomo stuff, but it is quite grainy and contrasty. You sort of expect a bit of grain on an 800 speed film but it was quite pronounced with this stuff. I’d definitely use it again for some shoots but I think that I’d maybe stick to Portra 800 for portrait shoots, even though it’s twice the price.
Anyway, feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.