Lifestyle photographer—analog workings with Gloria
Portrait photography—on camera flash
Minolta CLE/Fomopan 200
On camera flash is a look that I’ve hated, then loved, then hated again then loved again. I use to think it was a crude form of photography but now I’m indifferent about it. I feel most comfortable using it with analog black and white. I just think it looks great whatever your shooting. Crank up the f stop and just cut out all the noise of the background and focus on your subject.
A model can flash you a look and when you capture it in this style it has a unique charm to it. During this session with Gloria, I shot a few roles of film with my Minolta CLE. Such an amazing camera a Leica with a different badge on it. I’m not a massive fan of the bokeh the 40mm lens has at lower f stops but for this kind of shot I love it. As a lifestyle photographer I’m often trying to create narratives within narratives, just to see what feels the most interesting. This shot I think captures that.