Photojournalistic portraits in Oklahoma City with the cheapest, most available film stock. You can get it at drug stores or Walmart: Fuji Superia Xtra. All self-scanned.
These are some of my favorite portraits of family and friends. All film photography.
I understand the awkwardness of being in front of a camera. You are completely depending on the photographer to take the photo at the correct moment to capture you beautifully. I have a hard time not micro-managing my sister when I have her take a photo of me, but I get better results when I just trust her because that’s all you can do. In the photos taken of me, when I think I am looking the way I’d like to, I don’t. And in the photos where I thought I would look ridiculously silly, I didn’t. It’s why I prefer photojournalism because it’s the best set up for the most genuine images and everyone is genuinely beautiful.
I noticed in the photos above when I think I’m being relaxed or looking cool, my RBF face shows. Not my favorite look and it definitely doesn’t represent my outlook on life, but it’s probably how I look when I’m tired or working hard or lost in deep thoughts…
Visiting family back home in Oklahoma. Ilford Delta 3200 is my favorite black and white film stock. It’s romantic! It glows soft, dreamy light and makes the most ordinary settings magical. These are self-scans and I’m a bit lazy with getting all of the dust off my own personal images because I actually prefer it.
These are the behind the scenes film photographs from the Oklahoma sets of the Heartland film. My name is in the credits 🙂 Yay!