marine

quick blog post of yesterday’s shoot with magnificent Marine … the weather forecast predicted rain in and around brussels, so we decided to meet at my place and then decide what to do. If the weather was too bad, we could still shoot in my studio… the weather was so and so… dark clouds, sometimes sun, some rain. the forecast for the coast was better than for the rest of belgium, so we decided to drive to the beach and hope for the best.

While driving there it was grey and cloudy all the way, not very promising… when we arrived, there was a big fair and thousands of cars and people and we could not find a parking spot… which made us drive a bit further north until we found a very hidden entry to the beach… and a very beautiful spot at the same time – the most beautiful spot at the belgian coast I have been shooting at so far…. and we were even luckier: as soon as we started shooting the sun came out and gave us three hours of the most beautiful late afternoon / early evening sun… I can not emphasize enough the beauty of shooting early evening at the beach – the light is just magic you can shoot with it, against it… always beautiful… it looks best on some true black and white film! 🙂

some technical details:
camera is Pentax 6×7 and Contax 645
film is mainly fuji acros 100

I have the intention to print one or two images of each new shoot in the dark room… any suggestions from this one?

33 Comments Add yours

  1. MinneV says:

    12, 15, 17, 22
    But they are all great 🙂 Love the model!

    1. daltonlouis says:

      yes… totally agree, these are the best. 12 and 15 if you were to pick only two.

  2. Georgii says:

    A very nice shoot is this one… Thank you for sharing
    I’d suggest to be printed the 21th one or the last one! Love them

  3. Olystad says:

    Impressive series in all ways..
    And You handle the analog photography as a master. Wonderful exposures and as said in your flickr-page, the 6×7 format is just the very best. Bravo !

  4. you should print 5 and 9 at least.

    1. Alberto says:

      even 12 and 17 IMO

  5. Luca says:

    I like almost all of them, but I’d print #3,12 and #20. very good shoot!

  6. Great serie! amazing bokeh on 3&17 that would be my choise for the prints 😉

  7. Nasir Hamid says:

    It’s tricky to pick just two but I say print 5 & 12.

  8. Jan, my favorites are 5, 12 and 25!

  9. Bartek Witek says:

    It is hard to pick two. These are catching my eye for longer: 5, 8, 9, 14, 22.

  10. Tobymutz says:

    I favourites out of this outstanding portfolio would be nos. 16, 22 & 24.

  11. Finny Pirat says:

    love them all!
    I would prefer no 9, 15, 16 and 20….
    and of course the 22 and the 24

  12. Jan says:

    Nr. 18 and Nr. 25 sind so fantastisch!
    Ich liebe die Wattstrukturen beim letzten!

    Kannst du sagen, welche Brennweite du für die Bilder mit der Contax drauf hattest?
    Viele Grüße!

    1. micmojo says:

      klar… 2/80

  13. Nerijus says:

    Don’t ignore 17 !! That look…

  14. Renato says:

    At least 3 of them are a must print: 9 beacuse it looks raw, savage, wild and she is at her best pose. 21 for the sea ambience, the one that does not look a sea-and-girl predictable pose, the light is beautiful, misterious and we do not know what will happen next …. And 22 because she was there at that place between savageness and kindness, with a sensual punch.

  15. Any two of 8, 10, or 12. Not the worst dilemma to have.

  16. Russ says:

    Yay – so great to see some updates from Jan! This made my day!

    For my print picks: b, g, and i…M2, q4… Difficult to pick just 5 – impossible to pick only 2!!

    Cheers!

  17. Bitanphoto says:

    Lovely series. Not used to such hard stares from your models, but it makes this set interesting and somewhat unsettling. Hard to choose, but I’d print numbers 17 and 24.

  18. Dominique Labrosse says:

    Lots of great stuff here. If it was left up to me I would encourage you to print 2, 8, and 13.

  19. chasyd says:

    Fantastic work and fantastic model. For me to darkroom 3,9,12,24,25. 12 and 25 for me are the best. I think for some 30×40 on Ilford mg fb will look amazing

  20. Nicht nur, dass deine Models immer sagenhaft hübsch sind, deine Bilder werden auch immer wieder noch mal besser, als zuvor !!
    Mittlerweile betrachte ich deine Arbeiten schon fast 6 Jahre und du schaffst es doch noch jedes mal mich zu fesseln !!

    TOP !!!

  21. Leonid says:

    I love your portraits they are very beautiful

  22. Isaline says:

    12,16,20…WAW !

  23. Cash ism says:

    Hello Sir Your Real Photographer and I enjoy when I see Your Portrait photo
    Thanks
    Good Luck For You

  24. Chris says:

    No, it seriously can’t get any better than that! Amazing work and a superb model.
    You’re the man!

  25. Pilgrim says:

    I enjoy your pictures! By the way, thanks for technical info also.

  26. if only one, has to be #16

  27. James says:

    OMG I frikin LOVE the provia shots!! I love ALL the shots! Man you’re amazing. One question. What’s your take on film vs digital??

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