New Monochrome Instax w/ Alina, Devi + Mia

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.

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!

On my youtube channel I have a couple video tutorial/ reviews of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera

…and the new monochrome film I use to make these!

Versions – new video art with Alina Lee

My final shoot of 2016 was in Sacramento with model Alina Lee aka Thumbelina.  We did 3 video pieces, the first of which is “Versions”, about as surrealist and minimalist as we could get!

Anyone interested in learning about Surrealist video editing please check out my tutorial on Skillshare!

Double Exposure Instant Film W/ The Fuji Neo Classic

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!

Five Muses

I made this video with the 5 amazing models I photographed in Brooklyn in May of this year- Cacia Zoo, Glass Olive, Sierra Mckenzie, Kacie Marie and Victoria Elle. It’s a combination of behind-the-scenes footage and intentionally artsy stuff, shot on both my Fuji X-T1 and GoPro Hero 4 Black and scored with my ambient guitar noodling.

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More Fun with Fujiroids

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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…metamorphisis (3 of 5)

and Kacie Marie, who was someone new for me to work with, but really game to make interesting work.  brooklyngrainhires 2Part 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.

 

New Image Transfers on Etsy

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The newest skill I’ve picked up is the alcohol inkjet transfer technique, which uses Staples decals and rubbing alcohol and not much else.  It seemed like a really effective technique for presenting nude imagery since it has a painterly feel on watercolor, basically dissolving the ink off the decal.alcoholtransfers

These images are currently up for sale as small 5×7 originals on my Etsy site.  alcoholtransfers 2 alcoholtransfers 6

Water Baby – underwater fashion with GoPro

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While shooting at the Frank Ockenfels Palm Springs Photo Fest workshop, Frank challenged us to do things we had never tried before- stay away from our usual methods of photographing.  I realized I had always avoided using my small cameras for still work, relying on my current Fuji X-T1 and all previous incarnations of DSLR/ Mirrorless to do the heavy lifting during my shoots.  When I started using the smaller instax mini camera last year and taking the shooting seriously, the interest in that work dramatically shot up, so I decided this was a good opportunity to seriously try to get some cool still images out of another kind of camera, my GoPro Hero Black 4.  DCIM100GOPROG0451755.

We had a hotel in Indio rented for the day and access to the pool.  Typically you’ll get a model who wants to do underwater, but no pool, or have a pool but no photography allowed.  DCIM100GOPROG0431751.

The GoPro transmits images to your phone while you are shooting via wi-fi, but my phone was so close to death that I basically shot blind.  You can shoot 30 frames at once at 12mp, so it’s not quite the crap shoot as it sounds.DCIM100GOPROGOPR1743. DCIM100GOPROG0361738. DCIM100GOPROG0161714.This last one is from my usual Fuji X-T1, backup in case nothing from the GoPro came out.  Since we naturally spend a lot of time in and around water during the Arizona summers, I’m already lining up as many underwater shoots as I can fit in a schedule!hotel day pspf (456 of 482)

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.