12. desember 2011

At the crossing and a grandaddy three

Just a small update.

I visited Glomma river on Sunday, because I wanted to use the Hasselblad for a bit, been a while since the last time I did.

I got a new lens for it, a Zeiss Tessar T* CB 160/4,8, which I actually hadn't tried out yet, so I was long over due.

I went to Fetsund lenser (timber floating industry area) at the river crossing at Fetsund (doh), because there are still bits and pieces of the old timber floating industry in the area, creating some interest in the photos along the river.

Temperature was around -7 degrees Celsius and it was pretty drafty up on the bridge itself, so it was a pretty chilly outing on my part. ^^

Haselblad 503CW, Zeiss Tessar 160, Tri-X 320, Tetenal Ultrafin

Haselblad 503CW, Zeiss Planar 80mm, Tri-X 320, Tetenal Ultrafin

Haselblad 503CW, Zeiss Tessar 160, Tri-X 320, Tetenal Ultrafin

Also, about a week ago, I was once again up in Maridalen in Oslo to stalk this three I found. The other times I've been there, the light wasn't right, so the photos weren't any good.

This time though, the sky and light was more interesting, these shots were made with the Mamiya RZ 67 pro II and the 50mm lens, I also used a very heavy red filter (#25)..

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Mamiya 50mm, Fomapan 100, Tetenal Ultrafin

From that session, I made a lith print of one of the photos that came out ok.
Sorry about the quality on this one, this is a photo of he actual print, it was still wet from processing.
Because of it's size, it is to large for my flatbed scanner.

The colors stame from the Lith process and are accurate.

Grand daddy three, Lith print. Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Mamiya 50mm, Fomapan 100, Tetenal Ultrafin

Next I will be heading up to the polar regions of Norway, for the annual Christmas vacation. Hopefully the weather and solar flares will be on my side this year, as I am, yet again, going to try to hunt down the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) during my stay.

Have a nice Christmas by the way! \o/

1. desember 2011

Hair to stay

It's December in the year of the lord, 2011.

This means that I can now publish the photos I took in collaboration with Sunniva R. Jensen for her entry into the national competition for hair-dressers/hair stylists in October.

We worked together last year as well, and it was fun and a good challenge. ^^

This year, she used two models and did 2 separate hair-styles and then another two of the same style for a photo of the two models, Silje and Sofie, together.

4 jobs in total, and all that in the same day, wow!

MUA for the shoot was Sofie, wonderful job indeed. :)

We had to deliver three finished photos of the hair styling and the following three were the ones that we sent in.

First up was model Silje ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/221960)

A very classic romantic look with a very nicely worked curl over her right shoulder

After that, Sunniva created some funny looking pigtails, woven with a technique called fish-bone pattern weaving, they are designed to be frizzy and fuzzy and kind of rough-looking.

For the last setting, Sunniva created one impressive hair creation on Sofie (http://www.modelmayhem.com/1885385 ). I must say, with the existing style of Sofie, coupled with this creation, I really got the feel that I was photographing a vampire queen, awesome! =)

One helluva effort from Sunniva here on all of these styles. =)

I, off-course, also took the opportunity to shoot some Kodak Plus-X 35mm film with my analogue camera.
I wanted to see how this classic film looked and since I already had the lights up and measured, I simply fired a few shots at the end of the session where both models were present.

I really like these as well, they have a completely different feel to them.
Personally I think about those vintage grindhouse/70's b-movies with strong, murdering women, driving around, killing men, when I look at them. ^^

- Silje as the helpful and smiling little murder that lures you into the trap, and Sofie as the gang leader bad-ass who actually beat you up and kill you =D

The Kodak plus-x film was developed in Tetenal Ultrafin 1:20 for 7.5 minutes and later scanned.
I love the look of this film so it's sad that it will no longer be available.

Plus-X film is to be discontinued by Kodak, 120 format was discontinued in February and the last batches of 35mm are now being sold in the stores, after that is gone, the film moves into history.
May they license this emulsion to a 3rd party film manufacturer in eastern Europe, or burn in hell..

I really enjoyed this project a lot and I hope that the photos do well in the competition. Sunniva really did a great job with this and she really deserve a lot of credit for her hard work.

Sofie and Silje also did a really good job as models here, perfect for the assignment!

And now and can relax again from keeping track on which girl has which name, starting with an "S". =D