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Edith

It was beginning of May when Edith and I met. After some nice days, the weather had turned cold and unsettled again, so we decided to shoot in my studio.
Edith was great. Whenever I suggested a pose she did not simply strike it, but turned it into something much better. So I could fully entrust her with this part and focus myself more on perspective and light.
In total I used three light sources – mostly simultaneously. A big soft box and a spot on the one hand which were tungsten lights, and the little but still considerable natural light which was peeking through my small roof windows.
I was confident I could turn the two tungstens into great light, but when we started I wasn’t quite certain how. Especially due to the variable and therefore pretty unpredictable daylight. So I took quite a lot digital test shots with a Leica M before I started using film. Some of the digitals turned out really great. And because I don’t want to keep them from you, this post will show a mixture of digital and analog shots.

Used equipment: Leica M, Leica M7, M0.95/50, R2.0/180, Nikon F4, 1.8/105, Kodak Portra 400, SanDisk Extreme   😉

  • Andrea16. Mai 2014 - 7:33

    …langsam weiss ich nicht mehr, was ich als Anmerkung zu Deinen Bildern noch schreiben soll! Ich habe das Gefühl mich ständig zu wiederholen da mir die Superlative ausgehen. Diese Serie ist atemberaubend… Du hast wirklich ein Gespür für den Moment und ein besonderes Händchen bei der Auswahl Deiner Modelle!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Florian Weiler16. Mai 2014 - 17:10

      Danke Andrea, ich freue mich immer sehr über deine netten Worte 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Theodor Yemenis17. Mai 2014 - 22:50

    Hey, Florian,

    everything very mystical and beautiful! Also a very nice model! Personaly I prefer the less lit ( darker ) pictures. The atmosphere is kind of magic … I have the impression, that soon a mystical ceremony would begin …

    keep on going with this kind of series … it is always a plesure to see the pictures … ( your comments and explanations about the techique are also very helpful )

    kind regards
    TheoReplyCancel

    • Florian Weiler19. Mai 2014 - 18:38

      Thanks Theo, and same for me, the darker ones are my favorites, too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Pete20. Mai 2014 - 16:18

    Marvelous work! Like the first one most. I can’t say exactly why, but it kept my attention for minutes. Might be the light. This is just fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Luka28. Mai 2014 - 22:06

    This is a nice work. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Werner23. Juni 2014 - 7:34

    Ansel Adams hat es mal so schön ausgedrückt: die Aufnahme sei die Komposition, die Noten. Der Print oder „post processing“ (wie es heute so „schön“ heisst) die Aufführung. Sie meistern beide fabelhaft und dazu finde ich immer wieder Inspiration in ihre Bilder.
    Dieses (vor allem grosse) hier oben atmet Licht, es ist fast als ob man die Person anfassen möchte, als wäre sie wirklich da … (A. Adams musste damals zwischen eine Karriere als klassischer Pianist oder als Fotografen wählen).ReplyCancel

  • Marc8. Juli 2014 - 10:21

    absolute fantastic scenes… what else is a man with a camera waiting for…?ReplyCancel

  • Gert Reinstadler16. Februar 2015 - 22:42

    abgesehen von Deinem Blick für Licht und Schatten beglückwünsche ich dich zu Deinem überragenden Model das aus jeder Situation ein Meisterwerk macht!!!
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!!!ReplyCancel

  • José Luis Jiménez22. August 2015 - 14:52

    ¡º¡º¡ Excepcional !º!º!ReplyCancel

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