Portraits

Eva Luna

Way behind on posts, tons happening, taking part in the 5th annual StartUp Art Fair in San Francisco at the end of April. In the mean time, shot with the lovely Eva Luna way the hell back in September, I think? Either way, here’s a few quick picks, may end up printing a few of these in the next couple weeks… Check out Eva’s work at https://www.instagram.com/earthy.eva/

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Juno, Digital Tests...

Shot with Juno, a new(ish) model a few weeks back. Yes her name is actually Juno, which is rad. The model I was supposed to shoot with before her flaked 12 hours earlier, Juno was good enough to come in early...

Word of advice, if you're going to flake on a photographer, or flake on a model for that matter, writing to them 12 hours before shoot time saying "hey yeah I'm sick so not gonna make it 2morrow, u free next weekend? lol" is not the way to go about it.

Juno on the other hand is a great communicator and wonderful to work with. Check out more of her work here: https://www.instagram.com/juno_ltk/. Polaroid and film scans to come shortly...

Gallery Update: Portraits, Figures, Et Cetera

Dumped a new batch of images from the past couple years into the Portraits, Figures, Et Cetera gallery. Below is a few excerpts... see more in the full gallery at left... 

Nicole, Take #2

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Another take from the first shoot I did up in Inverness with Nicole... You can see the first take of Nicole here and of Catalina here...

The weather held for the most part and we were able to work outside for a bit without risk of hypothermia. Such are the pitfalls of sunny Northern California.

You can see more of Nicole's work on Instagram and of course, Model Mayhem...

More images on the way from both shoots, with some material on deck from New York and Washington DC to come...

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Nicole, Take #1

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Worked with Nicole, a rather new model, for an afternoon in May... We were staying up North a ways for the weekend, found this little cottage in Inverness, right on the bay, great light indoors and pretty epic scenery outside.

All images shot with a Leica M2 and M3, 35mm and 50mm Zeiss lenses, on Ilford HP5 film. Lots more from this shoot to come, plus a second shoot at the same location with another model...

 

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Adrianna, Take #2

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Last take from a shoot with Adrianna back in October. Last one I was able to gett in before the weather turned for the worse (or better, given the drought) for the season. All images shot on location at Marshall's Beach in San Francisco.

You can see more of Adrianna's work at modelmayhem.com/3271709.

Watch for a print release from this shoot coming out in the next couple months. If you're interested in getting in on monthly print releases and other exclusive content, visit patreon.com/jszymanski

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Adrianna, Take #1

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Finally edited through some work I shot with Adrianna way back in October of last year. It was the last shoot I was able to squeeze in before the weather absolutely went sideways on us out here. There was a lot of haze and the light was changing fast, but the wind held off and we were pretty protected by the rocks and were able to shoot for a couple hours without any hypothermia...

All images shot on location at Marshall's Beach in San Francisco. Still have more images to sort through. Hoping to knock out a couple prints in the darkroom from this shoot for future print releases.

If you're interested in getting prints early and cheap, check out my Patreon page...

http://patreon.com/jszymanski

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Alison, First Frames

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Finally have the first few takes from a shoot with Alison Black in May of 2016. Shooting with a new model is typically hit and miss, we didn't click right away, but quickly found a rhythm and got some really good material.

Still have a couple rolls to run from this session, feels like I'm hoarding undeveloped film sometimes.  Watch for another take with a wider view and harsher light...

Sad to say I'm losing my studio access after almost 5 years. Hoping to do more location shoots going forward, getting a bit bored with the studio to be honest, I suppose this is a good excuse to try some new things.

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