We shot this session in January with my friend Meredith the day before her wedding - we stayed at this beautiful vineyard where her wedding took place. When she asked me if I wanted to do a photoshoot together, I had so many ideas in mind, I brought these two velvet dresses that I had just bought and I think with her beautiful red hair the dress matched her very well. I loved how her dog came along and was in some of the shots too. Thought the photos may not show the weather was pretty cold that day but we braved through the session and now we have these images to always look back to and remember that day :)
I shot this series on analogue Canon G-III QL film camera with 40mm 1.7 Canon lens on black and white film. I still struggle with the focus lever in rangefinder cameras so you can clearly see some of the images are suffering from it as well as the f.stop I used are not accurate so images are not as sharp as they could have been but overall I enjoyed the experience.
For most of my life I struggled with winter season, but this year it was a much calmer experience. It could have been because of the quarantine, covid craziness and the limited times we are actually going out so the opportunity to face the cold and its inconvenience is a lot lower than before? Either way I have had a much easier winter season this year and I found myself fallen in love with the winter lights with its calm and golden moodiness incomparable with the rest of the seasons. These images are from a self portrait photo session I did while hiking through a state park around two hours before sunset time. You can tell gradually the colors changed to much richer and darker shades, I love them both!