Lately I have been possessed by the works of George Hurrell. I am using a single strobe through a cone modifier, creating hard shadows. Beautiful. But not enough.
Shoot with any X-Series Fuji-film camera and you will fall in love again. Switch to any of their mono filters and it is magic. One would almost want to shoot in JPG exclusively, so that the images stay eternally black and white.
There is something perfect about the simplicity of some portraits. An almost too dry setup of lights, and a beautiful model. The model and light arrangements are practically countless. Yet the vision remains one.
Then, the constant search for that split of a second. To adjust. And the search resumes. For the purist, the search has ended. But for those of us who believe in the magic of the digital darkroom, there awaits hours of decision making, cups of coffee, and second questioning every new version.
Yet the vision remains.
An impromptu portrait. A white wall, a single strobe, and a beautiful model.