In case anyone was worried that i was dead, heres a quick preview of whats to come!
Time to put on your onesy, and get your favorite pillow, because this week we’re having a slumber party!
A Kept Secret
This portrait was taken with a one second exposure, meaning that there is now way for it to be sharp! Just to take care of those photo snobs who think that unless everything is tack sharp, it’s not a good piece. As shown by my other posts, I have no trouble with getting a sharp image. “So why, Jessie, did you chose to shoot this with such a slow shutter speed?”- you ask me?
The “normal” exposure time for images is 1/125 sec. Faster than our conscious brains can process information. With a one second exposure, the photographer captures not just a flash of an image, but everything the subject experienced during that one second. The theory is with this, and longer, exposure, the photographer is able to take a more truthful portrait….and their soul! (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)
Off To Dream Land
This image is an experiment. I wanted to see if by playing with perspective, I could create the illusion of a girl floating out of her bed (no Photoshop allowed!)
I love this image, especially for something I thought of on the fly! When my model and I just start goofing around and making this sort of creative synergy is when I get my best portraits!
A Small Addition To The Series
This was shot during the same shoot and the previously posted images, but different than the former, this image was shot on Black and White 4×5 sheet film.
Second installment of my ongoing Patron Saints series
With beautiful Rose Hale modeling
What’s all this about? Check out the original post here!
As an avid antique loiterer and thrift store hunter, I often come across people’s old photographs that they are selling. When ever I find them I’m always very excited! I find them to be bizarre looks into people’s life, as a photographer I have always been fascinated in peeking into other people’s lives. I was the child who, on Halloween, was more excited to see in strangers homes than the candy. On the other side, they all have a deep feeling of sadness. Whomever these people are in the photographs, their memories are not just being thrown away but monetized.
While looking through one of these stacks of old photographs I found a beautiful portrait of a woman, by not means perfect, technically, but it was very moving. This inspired an ongoing series of portraits of women. stylized to emulate the look and style of old photographs. The women I photograph are ment to have the same hunting impact of the portrait I found. These women are The Patron Saints of Forgotten Photographs.
Series is on going so be on the look out for updates