The Fitting I


I've talked a lot about process here. Even when I talk about gear it's usually in support of my particular process, like the blathering on about environmental portraits. In the process and dresses post one of the specifics about my particular process that's been around as long as I can remember no matter what I'm making pictures of is the blending of making pictures and not making pictures into a seamless can't tell one from the other. I love how the Fuji X-Series helps me do that from a few different perspectives.

All of that is not really relevant without a factor that's implied in that aspect of my process — time. I'm a firm believer that ultimately there's no shortcut in spending time with the subject of your photographs, especially true with human beings. Some endeavors by their very nature take a lot of time, others may not but can certainly benefit.

Time spent has not a whole lot to do with number of frames made. It certainly can but making tons of pictures may actually be counter productive if nothing else is going on or changing the circumstance. Large number of frames are also not even close to a short-cut to time spent.

All of these were made while getting all of the props and gear to fit correctly towards the end of what one might consider "getting ready" to make pictures if you have more of a dichotomy in terms of "getting ready" and "picture time".

Ultimately this is an off-shoot of something I started about two years ago and it came back up entirely by serendipity. I plan on doing a series of these with far more wardrobe in quirky locations. Officially these are in preparation as well as figuring out what particular quirky backdrop, wardrobe, etc goes with what collaborator.

End Notes

All photos made with the Fuji XT-1 and 18-55mm XF @ 35mm. Processing via Lightroom CC with VSCO FILM 05 BW400CN applied on import.

Note To Self

Curious that the serendipity to bring this off-shoot project back after two years of neglect all revolves around the collar pictures here with Kami. Three different people over the course of the last few months wanted to make pictures like this specifically with that collar. What is it about that particular prop?