A Tool for Empowerment
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie McKenna, a fellow photographer specializing in wedding and lifestyle work. We decided on a hybrid photoshoot, so that the end result would be a blend of images captured in both digital and film format.
I enjoyed this session, not simply because of the images we came away with, but also -- and perhaps more so -- because of the insight I came away with. A portrait can be both a mirror of who someone is, as well as a vision of who they can become, and so in this sense photography is as much a visual art as it is a tool for empowerment. To help my clients see something in themselves that they could not see before is perhaps a less tangible good than any photograph; but it is also one far more profound and enduring.
These first two portraits were captured in digital format:
The following set of portraits was captured using a variety of film stock and medium format cameras: