FILM : Mamiya 645 AF | 80mm F/2.8 Lens | Kodak Portra Film | Scans PhotoVision
DIGITAL: Canon 5d Mark III | 50mm F/1.8 Lens | Mastin Labs Kodak Portra
I met Brooke through my roommate Tyler awhile back. I'm a bit of a creepy person since becoming a photographer because I have an unusual habit of studying people's faces upon first meeting them. As I was shaking Brooke's hand, I knew I wanted to photograph her face because it was so unique - and I liked her spirit and artistic flare too. See what I mean? Creepy.
Graciously, Brooke agreed to get in front of the camera for a Darling Magazine article I was asked to create for the first days of Fall. We got up nice and early and hiked around Hoyt Arboretum, where there was an abundance of soft, lovely light peeking through the trees. It was just a wee bit chilly, just like the inklings of Fall ought to be.
I love the warmth in these images...they are more yellow than I typically want my photos but with the scenery and Brooke's vibe, it just worked. So I let the warm tones do their thing...sometimes it's the over-saturation of a certain tone in film that draws me to it anyway. You just have to let the film decide what it wants and take a break from color correction occasionally. So I did.
I really can't even express how happy I am that Fall is here. After this shoot, I will confess I went home and made hot coffee and listened to Holiday music like a crazy person...I think it's safe to say I'm not so much a Summer girl.
Special thanks to Brooke Meier for letting me photograph your face. If you have a bit of time, stop by Brooke's website, she is an amazing artist and you won't regret taking some time to browse her work.