One of my favorite ways to get the kind of surreal pop I love in my photography is to use the simple combination of colored gels and LED lights. Here we look at a few ways to use gels and why they are a valuable addition to any art and portrait photographer’s toolkit.
All images in this video shot with the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji Neo Classic Instax Mini 90, models include Shasta Wonder, Kaila Stone, Mckenzie Eckels, and L. Shima.
Welcome to another of my video series featuring creative things you can do with instant film! In this video I show you a technique for mark making on both Fuji Instax Mini and Impossible Project film alongside a few examples I shot with models Mckenzie Eckels and Kaila Stone.
If you enjoy this instant film video I encourage you to check out the other ones on my channel!
I’ve put together a little formula for how I’ve conducted my recent shoots, which is: some video, which takes a while to compile/ edit/ do fx + sound for etc., and then some instant film shots, which are already done the moment they come out of the camera. This seems to satisfy the need for immediate results while giving me something to work on for the next couple months.
Alina aka Thumbelina
It’s fascinating how sometimes the work that gets the best response is the stuff that’s simplest or easiest or quickest to create like this. These were shot with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film, my new go-t0 creative tool for stills!
Since my studio opened last month I’ve been able to film more tutorial and gear reviews – I especially enjoy harping on the beloved Fuji Instax Mini film and cameras. Here’s two recent videos covering different aspects of the analogue style!
This is one of the instax minis I’ve shot recently that I did pretty straight and was pleased with- no in-camera special effects. It’s a mesh of textures, from skin to kimono to metal, that I particularly liked. Original instax for sale on my etsy.
These are more Fuji Instax Minis, aka “Fujiroids”, from my recent shoots in Brooklyn. We have models Glass Olive and Sierra Mckenzie, who I’ve worked with dozens of times…
and Kacie Marie, who was someone new for me to work with, but really game to make interesting work. Part of the fun is seeing how different each double exposure becomes by virtue of expression, lighting, positioning or gesture. Each image shot with the Fuji Neo Classic camera. Hair on Glass Olive and Kacie Marie was by Andy Tseng. If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it! For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.