Sydney Eloise and her band are recording a new album that will drop this Summer on vinyl. They are aiming to do as much of the process, including album art, in analog form. I loved this idea and was glad to get involved and shoot some photos of Sydney in the Highlands last week. Dustin knows the Canon AE-1 way better than I do so he came along to shoot film and I shot instant with the Instax Mini. Here are some of the photos we snapped —
We had the 35mm film from this day developed at a local shop but went ahead and invested in a scanner to save money now and down the road. The place in Decatur wanted to charge us a $1 per scan and something like $5 for each print, and we had 5 rolls! Excited to see how this new equipment changes the way Dustin and I capture memories. Perhaps even more film is in the future! Even though the art of film has faded there are still photographers putting in the effort to shoot analog, like our wedding photographers. I also really like that Dustin has made it a hobby as well!
From the archives:
Here are links to two film photography posts as well as a shoot Sydney and I did back in June.
Lomography film shot by Dustin
35mm film shot by Dustin
Sydney at Arabia Mountain
Happy first day of Spring! From the looks of Facebook and Instagram, everyone is pretty excited about it including myself! As I mentioned previously, I just bought the newest VSCO film pack for Lightroom and while perusing their site, specifically the features section, I came across an article on The Weaver House that was very inspiring. The Weaver House is a site and online creative corner for twin sisters Hannah and Kelty. These girls wear many hats including photographers, stylists, web and print designers and online shop owners. I discovered them through their interview by VSCO which featured images they took for Verily Magazine-
The Weaver House was approached by Verily Magazine to do a fashion shoot for their first print issue. With a theme inspired by the attire of Emily Dickinson, Hannah & Kelty assembled a small and talented group of artists and friends, together fashioning a set of awe-inspiring imagery.
Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s stylish habit of wearing white dresses, they invited us to produce a 14-page spread based on a quote about Emily from Mabel Loomis Todd: “She dresses wholly in white, and her mind is said to be perfectly wonderful.”
We were smitten with the notion of taking this theme and running with it, and immediately signed on, starting a Pinterest board with inspiration to build upon. We were lucky to reel in some incredibly talented local friends and stylists, from clothing to the model to props to makeup and hair. We shot the spread on Kelty’s farm just outside Portland, where we had free reign to climb, forage and snap photos to our hearts’ content.
I really enjoy their interpretation of the vibe that Verily requested. I’ve been chatting with a local musician about doing something similar to this out at Stone Mountain or Arabia Mtn and with this new film pack need to nail down details quick, I want to edit and play around with films!
To read the full article and see all the photos, visit VSCO.