In an effort to push myself and in an effort to continue my obsession with creation, I made these. I am drawn to faces. The aesthetics of the face is my vanity. It’s a superficial fixation. I needed to create a new context for the face. I needed to photograph something that wasn’t simply already there. My current trade is reproduction – taking something that already exists and putting it into photographic form.

I realized I needed to form a newness, avoid documentation. Brittany allowed me to do so. This is not Photoshop. This is not tomfoolery. This is one frame per image. This is where I’m headed.

Shot back in February I believe.  It was a bitterly cold day.  We mainly shoot in my studio. We used all natural light – no studio lights. I used my curtains over the windows to soften the lighting.  

This was first time working with Cait, who was very easy to work with.  She’s super talented; it’s exciting to see her popping up everywhere now.

Films used – Kodak Portra 800, Kodak Gold 400, and Fuji Acros 100. I hand developed the Fuji. I scanned in all of the film and I found that Kodak Gold scanned in the best. Its skin tones are spectacular.

I hope you enjoy these.