2020, 17th of February - 2nd Edition of the film photowalk with three models, two photographers and one location.
Yashica Zoomate 70
Konica Z-up70 Super
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak 200 (Drugstore availability)
Kodak Ultramax 400
We shot mainly in the greenhouse of "Botanischer Garten" Berlin, Germany due to unfavorable weather conditions.
The other photographer happened to be a good acquaintance whom I met through my dance journey, Kürsat (https://www.instagram.com/krsat_dfg/ ).
He hasn't been shooting for about longer than a year and is already taking all of his heart into his passion and wanted to tackle film photography as another obstacle. I admire his artistic growth, as I see constant energy is flowing and asked him to join.
Christele (https://www.instagram.com/christelemapuku/ ),
Alexa ( https://www.instagram.com/zara_alexa/ )
and Lisa ( https://www.instagram.com/lisa.kodc/ )
are all dear to my heart and the best examples of empowering women.
Be it mindset, social awareness or ambition, they all gather so much quality in person, that it made me happy that they reacted positively on my ig call for models.
In the first edition, I let naturality led the vision and kept the energy going from the model.
However this time, I kind of had an Idea which mood I wanted to encourage, which was a more set up, unregular scenery working in a natural environment.
A lot was planned e.g. the outfits, poses and location setting which worked well with the contrasting energy from the greenhouse with plants growing naturally to a certain point.
After surpassing of what indicators can be controlled, the shift point becomes very interesting when you gotta let loose e.g. random weather changes, unplanned reconstructive work, or just simply employees who ask if you have permission to shoot..
To me it's always fascinating how overwhelming creativity gets in the instant moment and you need to react on an active or passive action.
So Kürsat and I played a lot with what the different surroundings gave us while moving on a fine line between expectation in our intentions and reality with its surprises.
My envisioned imagery wanted to express what a strong sense of feminine energy radiates.
All of that was possible with more or less familiar techniques and cameras to shoot with.
I worked with two point and shoot cameras and one analogue single lens reflex camera by which each gallery has been divided.
So I might stop here to let you enjoy the final results.
1. CANON - A1
KODAK PORTRA 400 / KODAK ULTRAMAX 400
2. YASHICA ZOOMATE 70
KODAK 200 / ULTRAMAX 400
3. KONICA Z-UP 70 SUPER
KODAK PORTRA 400/ KODAK 200
SHOT WITH A MINOLTA AND KODAK CLASSIC FILM