Test shooting in the office


We’re always trying out new spaces to shoot in. A few weeks ago, the brilliant Bernadette Lemon came round to help us try out a few locations in the office, which has these lovely skylight windows in the ceiling.

We’d love to tell you the results were amazing and it’s revolutionised the way photography will now be done in the studio, but sadly that’s not the case. Dull days mean 1/15 sec and difficult focusing and the room really isn’t big enough to work easily without knocking over your tripod (three times). And people come traipsing through every now and again… moan, moan, moan!

Anyway, it wasn’t all a completely disaster: Hasselblad managed to get a few nice, clean simple portraits of Bernadette, this one being our favourite.

• Ilford FP4 processed in Kodak D76 and scanned on an Epson V750

Forgotten portrait from the studio

scanA009Poor Hasselblad. He gets the opportunity to shoot some portraits alongside his digital counterparts, and then the nasty old photographer completely forgets about it and leaves the roll of film in the bottom of his bag for two years. That’s gratitude for you.

Anyway, this is Ambyr, who came to the studio ages ago as part of a portrait project on people with freckles. The digital pictures in the series have more freckly-oomph (because they were shot in colour and post processed with a blue bias), but we like this one for being a bit more honest.

• Hasselblad 500 C/M with 80mm lens. Shot on Ilford HP5 Plus, developed in Kodak D76.