I have never really been interested in making money from my photography. That doesn't me I don't want to get paid, but I like to create and learn. I truly believe that shooting every day, practicing and researching are key. Recently I had a chance to shoot Genesis and Mercedes at their apartment. I had a hunch that the location would be perfect and the look of these college age ladies could make for some interesting storytelling. I did a little less than I normally would in terms of the equipment and cameras. I am forcing myself to plan limitations into my shoots more. For this shoot, I brought my Leica SL with a 24-90mm Lens, My Leica M - Monochrome, and a Contax T2 (Just for some experimentation) with Fuji Velvia 50 film.
I wanted to focus more on setting up interesting shots and art direction before the editing process and I didn't want to worry about what lens or camera to get the result. The art direction component is becoming a bigger part of my process as I shoot. Is there a feeling? What do I want people to see? What do I really see in front of me?
I wanted to pose them naturally in their space. Making use of the ambiguity to tell a bit of a story in my own way. I hope you enjoy these images. I have the film coming back next week and I still need to edit the Monochrome images but I wanted to share these now.