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.
Experimenting with toy cameras. Some of these are from Tybee Island, Savannah and North Carolina lakes. Some taken with a focus free or Hello Kitty camera. You can find both on ebay for cheap but they don’t last long. I’d recommend a Nikon l35 for anyone who would use a 35mm point and shoot regularly.
These are some of my favorite portraits of family and friends. All film photography.
These were taken with a toy underwater camera at night in a pool. We tried to stay as close to the pool light as possible. The camera was a focus free yellow 28mm lens with plastic case. You can find them all over ebay for cheap. This was a part of my very short lived 35mm point and shoot faze in which I have used two toy cameras AKA plastic point and shoots. I’d be willing to purchase a Nikon L35 as they are well built and take beautiful photos and are durable, but I’m over the toy cameras as I’ve already broke them both.
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…