All for one…


This week I photographed JC Callister for my upcoming project that will document estranged fathers. I used JC as a bit of an experiment to decide what camera format I’d be shooting the series on, these are the results. I’m very single-minded when it comes to shooting a project, once I’ve started I have to stick to the same camera, the same lens, and where possible, the same film.
The shots here were made using (top to bottom) Fuji X-Pro1/35mm, Pentax 67/90mm/Kodak Portra 400 film and Canon G15 digital compact. I converted the digital images to mono using VSCO software. I like all three formats, but at the moment I’m leaning more toward the last shoot, which I think best conveys the mood of this project…but I love shooting on film too.

Decisions, decisions…


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  1. Stunning, really looking forwards to this series. As with every great series, though there is a lot of work going on beneath the surface, within the images themselves, the camera has vanished. Brilliant.


  2. I like the last I think. Being more environmental.
    That is what I struggle with, not being able to stay focused on one thing, one project and start it and see it through. How do you do it?


  3. Once again it is a pleasure to get a glimpse of your methods and the thought and preparation that goes into your work.
    I like the last two best for the estranged part of the project, and prefer the contemplative aspect of the middle one. I don’t have a strong preference for any one of the formats though – they all work well. Weak preference for the middle shot.


  4. Gonna go slightly against the grain here…(no pun intended) I think the middle choice details the subject well, the last is my perhaps ‘overall’ choice for the topic but it’s a tight choice. The framing and setting of the last location is so relevant.


  5. Ooooo, that’s an interesting subject. Really look forward to seeing the results.

    The third photo does convey a particular mood, but is that really a result of film vs. digital, or more a matter of composition and technical stuff (exposure settings, iso, yaddayadda)?


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