Family Portraits

Thank you for stopping by to visit our personal photographs - several times a year we get together for family photos or other family events and going forward this is the space I will use to present the work.  Feel free to comment - I look forward to hearing from you. 

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A few words on how I like to capture portraits: some are posed others are candid: in the case of an actual photo shoot I will ask the subject to slowly move, dance, walk or look off and meditate for a minute or more.  Another important photographic dynamic is lens choice and I use both 100mm and 50mm lenses, and occasionally pull out the 16-35mm for family portraits.  Another trademark of mine, using extreme shallow depth of field (creating blur or Bokeh) for single portraits - creating a very soft image and dare I say, film-like in its appearance.  Please click on the "Digital Darkroom" tab for additional information on my workflow process.  Thank you.

CLICK ON PHOTO to be redirected to our family albums.  Hope you enjoy.  Thank you.

CLICK ON PHOTO to be redirected to our family albums.  Hope you enjoy.  Thank you.

Eastman Double-X / 522 Black & White Film: Test Study examples

To compliment a Street Photography project I am working on, I decided I wanted some shots on film.  But I wanted a very emotional look or feel: After some research I decided on Eastman Double-X / 5222 Motion Picture Film.  By chance, they also make this emulsion for 35mm film cameras.  The following images are test samples as I prepare to head to NYC in mid-December to continue on my project, "The Steps of 42nd Street".  Your comments and/or questions are welcomed. Thank you.

CLICK ON PHOTO to be redirected to a special B&W Film gallery: Eastman Double-X / 5222 35mm Film

CLICK ON PHOTO to be redirected to a special B&W Film gallery: Eastman Double-X / 5222 35mm Film