50 Portraits – 7

Exposure: 1/250 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/250 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/200 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

| currently listening to: Good Medicine, Swale, Verdigris EP, 2004 | LINK

the photography:

Portrait #7 is jenny

jenny was a sport today. the weirdest thing i have encountered while working on this 50 Portraits project is that every time i run off to shoot a portrait, i inevitably stumble upon some interesting lighting situations. two of these photos were taken in a large three story atrium in the middle of a rather large building in the loop in chicago. built into the floor of this atrium, around the edges of the room, are some floor lights. normally i would have taken the photos in the middle of the room which would have utilized the opacity of the atrium ceiling and the natural light that eeks through in the middle of the day. but today we walked over to the corner and found these ground lights shining brightly from below. to be lit from below adds an almost stage-like effect (theater, not musical) that can be harsh to skin tones (especially when mixed with the different coloring from the natural light shining from above) and it casts harsh shadows and glares across the body. i think it worked out really well in our case. i wish i had lights built into the floor of the house and wherever you went, you would be walking around like Darth Vadar. that would be cool indeed. a cape would be involved, so you’d have to be cool with that.

the music:
swale are one of my favorite undiscovered bands of the 00’s (oughts). they reside in burlington, vermont and they play some serious songs about some serious issues, and they play them seriously well. i dig the slow churn and burn of this track. it builds to a frenzy of backwards guitar solos layered over keys, bass, and drums. it’s beautifully sung, and the slow time being kept by the drummer is infectiously groovy. it also helps that the drummer and i once painted houses together one summer. he has since moved on to managing a coffee shop me thinks.

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