février 2013

New Personal Serie coming – Johanna

A few weeks ago I had the chance to meet Johanna, a young french actress studying.

It happened on the first night of snow in Paris, we met through Samantha (a friend from London). As a great PR Sam just told us we could work together on future project together, saying how great my pictures were, and how motivated Johanna was.

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As the night was going we didn’t have much time to consider it, but in the next morning I had the idea of doing a video for Crop The Block, and I called Johanna. As promised she was enthousiastic about it, and answered positively. This is how we shot Snow Girl.

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Snow girl is a mood video I thought about to portrait a place I chose in Paris. We shot a couple of hours in a park next to the Quinze Mètre Carré office, and everything went well. At this time I knew, I’ll probably work with her again.

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My schedule is pretty busy these days, but when I knew I had a day « off » I was so excited I wanted to try some things in photography, with different lights than usual, and with analogue. My previous attemps weren’t very conclusive, that’s why I wanted to work better this time. I finally found how to shoot with my mamiya with studio lights with Sophie, I was ready to conquer different lights horizons.

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My fridge is full of different 120mm film I bought on eBay. I had all the tools and skills to try different ambiances. I shot Fuji (Pro 160S,  Velvia 100 and NPL 160), Kodak (160VC, E100VS, and Ektar 100). In black and white I used the Kodak TMAX 100, and a Ilford Super XP2 400 (which was a bit over-exposed).

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I’m very happy with the results, and found Johanna was quite confident with the camera even though it was her first photoshoot.

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