Cameron Experiment

I shot a two very different women for a couple of editorial assignments this week, and it reminded me that one of the best parts about my job is meeting and talking with my subjects.  People pay me to meet and take portraits of interesting people.  That's pretty cool.

In other news, I've been staring at a book of Julia Margaret Cameron photos for the past week.  If you haven't seen her work, make a point of it.  Not that I'm enthralled by all of it, but it's amazing that there was woman taking portraits like she did about 150 years ago.  First off because at the time it was a very misogynistic world in europe, and secondly because many of the photos have such a timeless quality, that they honestly look like they could be of subjects from the 1960's and 70's.

To that end, here are a couple very short depth of field shots of my friend Omer using only some evening window light. I didn't do any photoshop work to these, I wanted to ignore my normal post-processing regimen for a while. They were desaturated and such in Lightroom.  Makes me want an 85/1.2 to get even more of that large format bokeh look.