I had a last minute shoot reschedule and with this information I realised just how much I needed to pick up my camera. I messaged a friend to see if he was free as it was going to be a beautiful sunny day and I needed to be creative for me.
I love shooting film and bought these two analogue lenses many years ago at a Berlin flea market. I also have a adaptor so I can use them on my Canon 5D. I will often bring them on set with me but as you have to focus manually it can take more time and when you are in a rush it is difficult to tell if all the images are sharp. I find time can be your biggest enemy and you often don't have that opportunity to double check what you have captured. I decided I that I wanted to use these prime lens and see what I could photograph. These lens have a wonderful subtle warm tint which gives the images a vintage feel.
So after hearing back that Paul was free and up for a shoot, we both met in town. I love Southbank, so decided to meet here and just go for a walk. Please take a look at a few of my favourite images below. I wanted to shoot a playful editorial vibe. Paul is such a talented singer and all around lovely guy. We decided to play on the rock and roll star theme.
Now that lockdown regulations have eased I will be looking to do regular test shoots to help keep those creative thoughts alive. Always something learn or experiment with on set, and I have been brainstorming some ideas to explore in the near future.
So I know it technically isn't my usual day for posting but as it is a Bank holiday Monday, it has the same feeling as a Sunday. Yesterday the sun was out and I had a lovely socially distanced panic with friends. It was exactly what I needed. In fact I had a mini digital detox for most of the weekend. So important to give yourself a break and in many ways it has helped me get my creativity back.
So in the spirit of Easter, I tried a photography my bunny Flapjack. He is eight years old now and unfortunately he just wasn't up for it. We all have our moods and even his favourites treat didn't help. He ended up hiding in his corner. I swear he knows when the camera is on him and he was not happy to participate. I will have to try again when he is in a more playful mood as I'd like to get more recent picture of him. Hope you all had a great long weekend!
This week has been quiet as I needed a little more me time. I had my first vaccine jab which left me in need of some tlc. Everyone will react differently but for me I needed a few days in bed. I am now starting to feel human and ready to tackle the new week. I would recommend giving yourself a day or two off. So this week I thought I would share some images I took at the start of the month. It was great to work with Beyond Nine again. Always a pleasure and would recommend checking out their website and signing up for notifications. As you can see, items sell out quickly. They have a few dresses launching soon and I am watching my inbox for updates. These coveralls sold out quickly but I thought I would share some of the street style images I took. As I mentioned, earlier I have been enjoying grading images so please check out the website for details.
Hard to believe it has been a year of lockdown life. I have learnt a lot during this time and but one thing I have learnt most is to appreciate the everyday moments. As we welcome Spring, these flowers from my local florist caught my eye. Thought I would grab a few pictures at the same time.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography