Sorry, there are no girls, just cars, I needed a catchy title and ‘cars and girls’ sounded good. You were tricked, I’m afraid…but hey, while you’re here, you may as well have a look at some cars.
Canada, not just Yellowknife, turns me into some kind of abandoned car enthusiast, it’s bizarre. When I’m at home I never really feel the urge to document cars of any kind, let alone ones that have been left to rot in driveways, but the second I’m off the plane I notice them everywhere! It was the same when I was there last September. But I shouldn’t complain, because old car photos are VERY popular, they fly out of stock photo sites like veritable hot cakes.
I shot all the images here using a Mamiya 7II, 80mm lens and Kodak Portra 160 film. On a technical note, for all the paranoid film shooters, I travelled through 9 separate x-ray machines with 80 rolls of 120 film. In Toronto I was subjected to my usual 2 hour interrogation and all my film was passed through the big industrial checked baggage machine and I can tell you now that there has been no ill effects whatsoever on the film.
On another technical note – some people ask me how I colour manage with film scanning, how do I know it’s correct? I work on a colour calibrated Apple iMac, which I personally think is always a good start. When shooting film I include a colour card in the first shot of every few rolls of film and then work from that. I’ve seen my images displayed on older screens and they can look terrible, colour wise, but unfortunately there’s nothing I can do about that…and sorry again about the girl thing. My bad.
***All images are strictly copyright to Phil Kneen***