I had the pleasure of working with Carlos. The connection was immediate and fascinating, We talked about things that inspire us and I had asked him if he was to say one word about himself what would it be and his reply was “love”. I was touched by what he said and as we spoke, he had closed his eyes and paused for a few minutes and I took this photograph. This photograph may not say much by just looking […]
I had a disappointing day today. I had a booked shoot at 12;30 and it was a no-show. No phone call, no message…nothing. So I decided to post another image from a set I had taken a few weeks ago. I have been testing with Ilfords FP4 Plus film. I think I really like this one. I shot this using the self timer with my Yashica D and natural light.. I would love to know your thoughts! I processed the […]
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This is from a project that is still in progress entitled, “Bedroom Stories”. I want to thank Karine, (and her daughter!), for having an open mind and heart to this project that means so very much to me. This is an intro with Karine, the full series will be posted soon! What is your story?
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I would like to dig in a little deeper and ask all of you who have liked and are following my blog and/or who have just discovered my blog a question. If you were to list 3 words to describe Nicole Small’s | photo blog, what would they be? I would love for you all to participate, just add your thoughts down below 🙂
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1917-2009 Irving Penn, one of my favorite photographers. I love the fact that he believed “less is more”. One of his most well known images were from his series called “Corner Portraits”. Simple and powerful I found this video on youtube inspired by Irving Penn’s “Corner Portraits”. Still till this day we are all influenced by the old masters.
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I have been still experimenting with film and my choice for this portrait session with Valeh was Ilford’s HP5 Plus film. Hair: Adrianne Turner