Category: natural light

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.


The Slow Dissolve

I had an inspiration to try something a little different, a vision of ambiguity balanced with definition.  The effect here is accomplished almost completely in-camera with the addition of some local burning and contrast management.

enjoy!
scott

Dakota - The Slow Dissolve

Dakota – The Slow Dissolve

Model: Dakota Snow
©2017 scott nichol
all rights are mine. you do not have permission.


Four Steps

Had a blast this morning shooting with Zoe and then we quit early to go get coffee and crepes.  Still, we managed to crank out some really great shots.

I processed this with Capture One, which I’m tempted to purchase as a RAW editor, but keep coming up against its limitations.

Zoe – Four Steps

Zoe – Four Steps

Model: ZoeCW
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use will result in a beating with a ladder


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


I’ll Remember You Later

I’ll remember you later.  For now I just need to forget.

A simple triptych study of passion and contentment.

3:00 Bedroom Light #1

3:00 Bedroom Light #1

3:00 Bedroom Light #2

3:00 Bedroom Light #2

3:00 Bedroom Light #3

3:00 Bedroom Light #3

Model: Nathalia
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized not permitted yet (check back later)


Free Radicals and Open Lies

A little subdued color from the Fuji X-T2.  Natural light from a nearby window.

Free Radicals and Open Lies

Free Radicals and Open Lies

model: Sabryna S
©2017 scott nichol
unauthorized use and i release my radical art terrorist


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 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.


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?