Category: film work

Massively Under Exposed

This is what happens when you massively under expose your film. These images were from a roll of Ilford Delta 400 film that I pushed to 800 ISO and then developed properly for the push processing.  However, something else had gone wrong when making the exposures.  Either the battery in my old Mamiya RZ67 had died and fallen back to a default shutter speed of 1/250 sec (likely).  Or I had metered the shot and didn’t adjust the shutter speed (also likely).  But in any event, the negatives were very thin, to say the least, just a hint of an image there.  But as a testament to the strength of latitude that can be captured by film, I scanned them anyway and got, what I consider to be very compelling images.  Full of grain, character and emotion.  I hope you like them as much as I do.

best,
scott

Zoe - Under Exposed 1

Zoe – Under Exposed 1

Zoe - Under Exposed 2

Zoe – Under Exposed 2

Zoe - Under Exposed 3

Zoe – Under Exposed 3

Zoe - Under Exposed 4

Zoe – Under Exposed 4

model: zoe cw
©2017 scott nichol
all rights are mine. you don’t have permission.


Untitled Figure Study

Untitled Figure Study with window light.

Shot on Ilford HP5+ 4×5 Film.

Beth MG - Untitled Figure Study

Beth MG – Untitled Figure Study

Model: Beth MG
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use prohibited


Stolen

When you see that light and think it’s good, but couldn’t imagine it’s this good.

Stolen, Absent Trust

Stolen, Absent Trust

Model: BethMG
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use is stealing


Complications and Dissonance

Every day has its own navigation of complications and dissonance.

Scan and crop of an Ilford Detla 100 4×5 negative.

Sabryna S – Complications and Dissonance

Sabryna S – Complications and Dissonance

Model: Sabryna S
©2017 scott nichol
don’t complicate your life with unauthorized uses


The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Another successful New55 Film experiment.  Light is a single large soft box to frame left. Full frame scan of the New55 4×5 negative.

Rhus – The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Rhus – The Complicated Mathematics of Heartbreak

Model: Rhus
©2017 scott nichol
all unauthorized use will be reported to the administration


Almost Home

I now feel like I almost know the way again.  The comforting hum of tires on familiar roads.  Almost home again.

Scan and crop of a 4×5 Ilford 4×5 negative.  There seems to be a slight tilt, perhaps the back wasn’t aligned properly.  It wasn’t intentional, but I like that the focus fades a bit toward her feet.

Zoe CW – Almost Home

Zoe CW – Almost Home

Model: Zoe CW
©2017 scott nichol
no unauthorized use.


The Hollow Crush of Disbelief

Digital image shot with the Fuji X-T2 in a friend’s studio.

The Hollow Crush of Disbelief

The Hollow Crush of Disbelief

Model: Beth MG
©2017 scott nichol
no unauthorized use. nope, none.


The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Scan and crop of an Ilford Delta 100 4×5 negative.  Illuminated with indirect window light.

I feel like this completes the triptych of the other two similar bench images from this session with Zoe.

Zoe CW - The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Zoe CW – The Embracing Warmth of Solitude

Model: Zoe CW
©2016 scott nichol
all rights reserved.


The Center Does Not Hold

The center does not hold, everything falls apart.

Scan of an Ilford Delta 4×5 negative, shot with a bit of a front lens board tilt for selective focus. Gridded medium sized soft box to frame right.

Zoe CW - The Center Does Not Hold

Zoe CW – The Center Does Not Hold

Model: Zoe CW
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use will result in a wedgie you’ll never forget!


Goodbye to All That

Figure with bench and window light, alternate take.

Zoe CW – Goodbye to All That

Zoe CW – Goodbye to All That

Model: Zoe CW
©2016 scott nichol
all rights reserved. my photos, so leave them alone, ya hear?