Photo shoot: Alice

Written by Nasir Hamid on August 1st, 2013

These shots are from a photo shoot I had with Alice last month on the last day of term, right before she was leaving Oxford for the summer. We had been trying to find the time to shoot but for one reason or another we never managed it but I’m so glad we got to arrange this at the last minute. The first time I photographed Alice was for a 1920’s themed promo shoot which I thought she was the perfect choice for and I’m hoping we can shoot some more when term starts again in October especially as Alice is a really good stylist with a wonderful collection of fabrics and clothes that will be fun to photograph . These shots were all made with a medium format camera, the 35mm shots will follow at a later time.

[Tech info:] Mamiya 645 ProTL, 80/1.9 lens, Kodak Tri-X 400 (expired), processed in Kodak XTOL 1+1.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gerard says:

    My favourite is the shot on the bottom left. There’s a striking and photogenic despair, or wariness, in her expression. It’s also evident in the centre top & top right, as well as bottom right. Sometimes I wish I could shoot more like this.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks. I’ve found that some people have the ability to show emotion in photographs and others can’t. The photographer plays a part in bringing this emotion out but if it’s not there in the first place then…

      My shoots are usually always very rushed so I don’t have the luxury of spending lots of time with my subjects which is sometimes a shame. It’s wonderful when that spark is there from the beginning and I can get it in the first roll.

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