Here is another image from my recent trip to California. Photographed with a Hasselblad 500c/m and Kodak T-Max 400 speed film. Processing was stand development which I made it a point of doing because I was working in too much of a hurry and decided on a few shots to just “sunny 16” my exposure instead of using the handheld light meter. Though the location ended up being more or less secluded, I was in unfamiliar territory as far as people wandering on by and was feeling pretty paranoid the entire shoot. It’s always a little bit of a funny scene when the model is more at ease and totally fine than the photographer is.
This was actually my backup location for this particular day. The first location I had planned, and that I was sure would be totally private, ended up having a bunch of landscapers getting started on their daily work right when the photoshoot was scheduled to get underway. So out of a sudden need to improvise the model and I ended up going to a nature trail about five miles away from the original spot and we more or less had the place to ourselves. I was pretty pleased when we found this old house just slapped down in the middle of an empty field and it wasn’t difficult to sneak past the fencing and use the property for a few photographs.
I have some more images from this location and this photoshoot that I’ll more than likely be posting in the coming weeks, but for now this one is an early favorite.