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Week 45 - Dilem

Week 45 - Dilem

I got the opportunity to do another portrait shoot. This time with the beautiful Dilem. She’s an actress, living in Rotterdam. I tested out some Kodak Tri-X 400 as a portrait film and I shot another roll of the beloved but disappearing Fuji Neopan Acros 100. The grain in the Tr-X shots is obviously more apparent, which can be a choice of style. For these shots I really like the cleanliness Neopan Acros gives me. It’s time to find a worthy successor, as this film is discontinued. by Fuji.

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Week 36 - Jildou

Week 36 - Jildou

Jildou started her coaching career at about the time that I started working at an advertising agency. That time I was one of her first coachees. Finding out what I wanted to do, where my strengths and weaknesses were and altogether getting to know myself a lot better. If you are around Amsterdam and in need of some quality coaching? I surely recommend JIldou, check out her website: jildouoostenbrug.nl.

For some reason life has made us cross each others paths again. I had the opportunity to do a portrait session with her. I shot one roll of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 during this session. Below are the outtakes of photos I liked the most. 

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Week 35 - Brothers

Week 35 - Brothers

This week I got up all personal and close with my brothers. Four guys and twelve years apart in total. This was a very fun session to do! I took some portraits and I got really close, as inspired by the big head portraits of Martin Schoeller. My little brother took my picture! Afterwards we took out the old Super Nintendo controllers for a little game of Mega Man 2, Double Dragon and Final Fight, good times.

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Week 29 - Martijn and Tessa

Week 29 - Martijn and Tessa

I'm really starting to like shooting portraits. This week I invited my friends Martijn and Tessa over for a shoot. I had the single portraits in mind again and this time I also wanted to try some 'couple photography'. I had this Maori greeting in mind where they touch each others foreheads. These photos really came out the way I hoped for! So have a little look at this weeks portraits.

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Week 28 - Berend

Week 28 - Berend

This week we had a visit of our friend Berend who lives in Canada. So that was the opportunity for another portrait shoot at home. I took some of the advice that was given me at heart and I placed my studio light a bit further away from the subject. I really like the results, this time with Fuji Neopan Acros 100 in HC-110b at 22 degrees. Yeah, it is a bit warm over here.

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Week 23 - Lotte

Week 23 - Lotte

Yes, another milestone is reached! This is my first analog portrait shoot with my very own studio light. This week I've tested a few single light setups, from side light until butterfly lighting. I'm already a huge fan of what butterfly or paramount lighting can do on a woman's face. Very beautiful lighting from above the camera. I shot this session on Ilford Pan F 50, next time I'm going for an iso 100 film.

Our cat Banksy also decided that it was time for his moment of fame, he really went for it. 

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