Styled shoot for Rebel Rock Hair and Make-up at HR4k
Yet again it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to photograph for Rebel Rock Hair and Make-up. The aim of the shoot was to showcase a variety of styles to aid in future advertising and displaying the diversity of the team. Further styling was provided by Couture Events.
On location as a traditional Analog film photographer
The shoot location was HR4K in. A relatively new venture, owned and run by Military veterans, trading in clothing, equipment and coffee. The venue also has a fully fitted cross fit gym, cafe/bar and a comfortable seating area, all with a very cool, stylish biker vibe.
Shot on Analog Film
For the shoot I wanted to produce something a little different. When I was given the brief and the location for the day I decided it was a perfect opportunity to shoot on film. The concept being a more gritty and edgy feel, along with a retro vibe. Although I have shot a lot of film in the past this was the first time that I had taken the plunge and left all digital cameras at home. I used three different camera systems, a medium format Hasselblad 500cm for those detailed square images, a Leica M6 for the black and white photographs, and a Nikon f80 fitted with modern lenses. For most of the colour I used Kodak Portra 400, apart from a few of the earlier images which were shot on Kodak Ektar, I had almost a full roll still in the camera. The black and white photographs were shot on Ilford Delta 400. I also used an Elinchrom lighting system, which was key, the weather was dark and dull outside and inside was even darker with very little natural light.
Would I shoot purely on film again?
Yes I defiantly would, the whole process is very different, more care is taken in composing each shot and ensuring the light is just right, with no way of checking the images during shooting it certainly makes you concentrate that little bit more.
For all Analog film enquiries for Photo shoots or weddings then please do get in touch as I would love to shoot a lot more film!