when logics die

Session No 2 from last weekend: Aline from Brussels. Location is a park close to where I live. We chose to shoot late afternoon/early evening to catch some warm sunlight… Aline was great to work with – strong expressions and a very elegant way to move and pose… after the session in the park we went back to my place and I set up my 8×0 Deardorff and loaded two polaroids… unfortunately I did not really had a suitable background set up… so it was just the white wall…. Aline is definitely high on my list of models I want to work with again!

All the rest is shot with the Contax 645, Kodak Tri-X and Kodak 160NC… just for fun I developed some of the Tri-X in Rodinal 1:50 and some in HC110… I actually did not notice any substantial difference – I guess there are way to many variables in the equation to draw conclusions on the effect of the developer. The color ones were difficult – the massive green of the trees and plants together with little bits of the orange sunlight created a weird color cast I did not really like too much… if there was more light and less green it was all right – like in the two images posted.




  1. 13. June 2011 / 07:43

    A lovely set, Jan. Thanks for the info about Rodinal. Funnily enough I have read it mentioned so much on forums etc recently that I began wondering if it was that much better than the HC110 I’ve been using so your comment was perfectly timed 🙂
    I like the variety of the outfits in these shots. They’re all very simple but they all work so well.


    • 13. June 2011 / 08:44

      Thanks Nasir… once I noticed a difference in developer: Neopan 1600 developed in Diafine had a smoother look than in Rodinal with similar lighting/exposure situations… but for the most part, I do not see a difference… it might be that it is due to the scanning and that on an analogue print you would very well see differences…but I don’t know.

  2. Alex
    13. June 2011 / 11:52

    Very nice set, Jan!
    The ‘simplicity’ is adorable in your pictures. Apart from the technical side I always wonder how you create this kind of mood and get such strong expressions!
    Thanks for sharing your work,

  3. 13. June 2011 / 17:41

    Hi Jan,

    Very lovely set. I can imagine you like to work agin with her. Beautiful poses and expressions indeed. My favorite image is 16. So beautiful! I love the light effected by the leafs on her face and body combining with her pose and expression. Perfect!


  4. Stefan
    13. June 2011 / 21:44

    Hi Jan,

    do you use Impossible Project instant film or Fuji?


    • 14. June 2011 / 00:47

      i did not use it on this set, but i use some polaroid, fuji and impossble project film… i am eagerly awaiting the impossible 8×10 instant film 🙂

  5. 13. June 2011 / 22:43

    Hi Jan,

    I don’t know how you do it, but you always get the most graceful feeling from your models. Beautifully done, once again.


  6. Ieva
    1. July 2011 / 16:24

    You are amazing! Deine alle Photos sind unglaublich faszinierenden! tolle Arbeit!

  7. 16. August 2011 / 20:03

    Your stuff is amazing. Would love to see more color. Truly fine art

  8. Samuel Perez
    12. December 2011 / 13:18

    The blog is totally amazing and awesome. Please give more information from it.

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