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emily p.
ballerina at the jacobs school of music
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014
Jun 14, 2014 / 142 notes

emily p.
ballerina at the jacobs school of music
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

Jun 12, 2014 / 22 notes

Wet printing digital works

I love film. During shoots, I always use both film and digital. However, due mainly to cost, I shoot only a small fraction of film relative to digital. On top of that, the majority of the film I shoot ends up in box, partly for the future, but also partly again to cut down on costs. I realize it sounds overly stingy, but keep in mind I shoot a lot. Shooting a lot is part of the reason I do photography. I’m hoping if I do this enough, I will be in a place where no one else has been before. (This is the same thinking behind being an academic, of course).

There are two things I love about shooting film. The first is that it slows me down. This makes me think more and see better. The second thing I love about film is the “moodiness” and the “defects” of the physicality of the process. The first aspect of shooting on film — this mindfulness — is something I am good enough about transferring over to the digital process. At the very least it is something I work on and improve at every day. The second aspect — the moodiness — however, is something I feel I’m constantly and hopelessly fighting against.

In other words, what I dislike the most about the digital process is its accuracy and cleanliness. Today I had a bit of a revelation (which I don’t doubt is not a revelation to anyone else): why not make the printing process of digital images a more film-like error-prone moody-wet process? I would take as many photos as I needed and do as many shoots as I can manage, at no cumulative cost. But then, upon selection, and perhaps some editing, I would surrender to the beauty of real life chemistry. To some degree, this is all that printing is already, of course. But the printing that we know is, by design, much more straightforward — without any of the messy wetness of the darkroom. So I guess I’m asking, do you know if something like what I’m describing is available Today?

jessica f.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

chosen as vogue’s best of
Jun 12, 2014 / 201 notes

jessica f.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

chosen as vogue’s best of

jessica f.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

photovogue
Jun 11, 2014 / 124 notes

jessica f.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

photovogue

ilyssa s.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014
Jun 9, 2014 / 109 notes

ilyssa s.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014

megan m.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014
Jun 9, 2014 / 150 notes

megan m.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

megan m.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014
Jun 7, 2014 / 523 notes

megan m.
bloomington, indiana
june, 2014

caroline n.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014

perhaps you’d like to follow her on tumblr.
Jun 4, 2014 / 2,564 notes

caroline n.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014

perhaps you’d like to follow her on tumblr.

Jun 4, 2014 / 3 notes

drettah said: Please come back to Oregon some day!

Oh, Oregon is one of my favorite places in the US! I’m definitely coming back. :)

Honored to be included in Issue 37 of BLUR magazine (June, 2014).
Jun 3, 2014 / 76 notes

Honored to be included in Issue 37 of BLUR magazine (June, 2014).

Jun 3, 2014 / 6 notes

drelladel said: I'm so glad I finally found your blog. You're an amazing portraitist, I'm really fond of your work. Your models are incredible, and incredibly taken. Thanks a lot. Beauty is pure pleasure.

Thank you for saying hi and the kind words!

Jun 2, 2014 / 14 notes

vierundzwanzigsieben said: Hello! I'm a big fan of your art and I wanted you to ask if you please could upload a picture, you did not edit. I love your filters, did you created them or do you use Software like VSCO?

Thank you. Let me see if I understand. You would like me to upload an unedited photo. Presumably to compare it to that same photo edited?  I can see how that might be useful/interesting for some. The thing is, I don’t usually use filters or presets — certainly not by anyone else (I haven’t heard of VSCO). Except for a few saved tonal curves, I more or less edit each photo individually. But I have considered doing a separate blog where I show the edited and unedited photo, and then provide a Lightroom preset at some minimal cost. Would that be of interest? 

ilyssa s.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014
May 31, 2014 / 931 notes

ilyssa s.
bloomington, indiana
may, 2014

taylor c.
ballerina at the jacobs school of music
bloomington, indiana
april, 2014
May 30, 2014 / 197 notes

taylor c.
ballerina at the jacobs school of music
bloomington, indiana
april, 2014

May 22, 2014 / 1 note

workofdre said: Eduardo, you still are my favorite photographer around these days. Your work is natural, authentic, and touches the souls of your subjects. I highly look up to you. Thank you for your continual inspiration and humility. Cheers from Seattle, Andre.

Kind words, thank you Andre!