Polaroid preview from a shoot today using a view camera to shoot the work of Natalia Ja. (note: colours will be different in the final images as I shot with correct white balance film, but Polaroid is not balanced for tungsten lights)
I’ve long wanted to have a go at producing an ethereal portrait in the style of Paolo Roversi, using a 5x4 camera I was able to give it a go.
By isolating my subject’s face using the depth of field the dress becomes a strong and beautiful abstract splash of colour, mimicking the butterfly wings that partially inspired the it.
This was a one second exposure using a large dish camera left for a fill, a background spotlight (barely visible hear) to add some interest and avoid a pure black background. The key was camera right, small but moved during the exposure for a light paining effect.
The finished product was shot on slide film, I wait with baited breath to get it back from the lab.
Makeup by Kasia: www.wix.com/kasiael/make-upartist