behind the scenes

B&W BTS Vol. 2

Another installment of b&w bts, this one ranging over quite a few months and an array of shoots. The last two rows were digitized using my new Lightpad/Negative Lab Pro scanning process (which I may make a separate post about). Very excited about the results i’m getting. The final three images are also from the first roll of 120 that i’ve developed myself.

The cameras used here are - Olympus OM-2n, Minolta XD11, Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, Bronica Etrsi. All shot on Illford HP5+, with the exception of the final 3 medium format frames shot on Ultrafine Extreme 400. All pushed 2 stops.

Better Oblivion Community Center "Dylan Thomas" Music Video

A quick word about working on the first video for Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers’ Better Oblivion Community Center. Director Michelle Zauner came to me with an expansive treatment that we developed into a color saturated visual, pulling references from Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Maniac. Translating that on set in LA with a crew of (mostly) new faces was a fun challenge. On a personal note, i’d been a fan of Conor’s since first hearing his album Fevers and Mirrors in 2002, so obviously I was excited to be on set with him.

Check out some bts below, taken from a series of photos by the talented Dustin Liu, who’s work you can see here: www.dustinzliu.com

B&W BTS Vol. 1

I keep at least one 35mm camera loaded with Illford HP5+ in my bag most of the time. So inevitably rolls end up with a few shots from the variety of sets I work on (when there happens to be a free minute to do so). It’s a nice reminder that one of the biggest benefits of my job is getting to work with so many great people. Here’s a collection of some of my favorites from roughly the last 9 months.

A wide range of cameras represented here - Olympus OM-2n, Minolta XD11 (rip/must replace), Fujifilm DL-290, and Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80.