Contradictions

A few weeks ago I put a placeholder post out there to remind myself that I'll be consolidating any project remotely similar to the black/white project under the same roof as I re-think their relationships and approach.

I started what could be considered that project over two years ago and for various reasons put it on a shelf. Over the last three months I sort of made a lot more material by accident based on interest and prompts from some of my collaborators having looked at some work I made two years ago.

I took some time over the weekend to go through some of the material I've made for the first time. No, it wasn't lost, I've just been crazy busy with client work and made far too much stuff to sort out. A few of the photos I made at the very start of the day where Kami and I were fooling around all day one Saturday are especially interesting (to me).

I think I may like the above frame the best out of the lot but all of these have a certain something that I've been looking for in the Black/White project. A contradiction of sorts.

They may not be technically or aesthetically the best frames of the day but more importantly they might be the ones I like the best and give me the most ideas moving forward.

As it would happen, these kinds of things happen completely outside the plan. They happened completely due to my process of blurring the lines between "making pictures time" and "not making pictures time". This was decidedly on the latter side of that blurry line while we were getting ready, trying on different dresses and bits, Kami playing with props laying around, etc. I truly believe the small, quiet X-System cameras facilitate this process more than other camera's I've used. They really do have that same property of my small film SLR's and M cameras.

End notes.

All photos made with the Fuji XT-1 and 18-55mm XF. Processing via Lightroom CC with VSCO FILM 05 BW400CN applied on import.