Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

Vintage Sara Mac [color film] (8.8.10)

Posted in 2010, Color, Film, model shoot, Photo Post, Vintage Shoots by William Patrick Butler on October 25, 2010

welcome back to the concluding photos of the Vintage Sara Mac series, this time in color medium-format film!

sorry for the long long looooong wait between posts, but, as you probably gathered from the previous [interlude], i’ve been pretty busy these days.  but after i got paid for one of those things i’ve been busy with and i picked up the last two color film rolls i’d dropped off to Deville Camera to get developed, i knew i couldn’t go any longer without posting them and finally having a real update. 🙂

once again, i shot these with the Mamiya RB67 that my friend Joey Miller let me borrow.

i haven’t shot color film in, well, a long long time.  in fact, before i got my DSLR, i only tended to shoot with black/white film.  so i’m actually still getting used to shooting with color film.

anyway, let’s do this!

(dresses were provided by SHESABETTIE! Fine Vintage Clothing and Accessories)

((these were all shot with 120 Fuji pro color film. 400 ISO))

i started using the Mamiya around the time i noticed that the lens on my DSLR had gotten fogged up from being taken out of a nice air-conditioned car and put to use during a slightly humid morning (as i wrote about in the first Vintage Sara Mac post)

so i started shooting these while my DSLR defrosted

(I DON’T KNOW WHY THIS ONE LOOKS THIS WAY!  IT DOESN’T ON MY COMPUTER BUT WHENEVER I UPLOAD IT TO THE BLOG OR MY TUMBLR IT JUST DESATURATES ALL THE COLOR OUT OF IT!  THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO OUT OF THE SERIES THAT THIS IS HAPPENING TO! ARRGGG!)

i really loved that dress on sara mac

if you look in the background, on the green bench, that black bundle you see on it is my Pentax DSLR defrosting 😉

so, when hollywood was down here, in Jackson, in Fondren, filming The Help, they actually fixed up the Pix/Capri Theater and made it look like how it looked back in the 60s (which is the time period the movie is set in).  the ole girl looks really great now.

by this time, i was also shooting with my Pentax DSLR too, and if i thought a shot looked good after seeing the digital, i shot it with film too

Fondren as the sun slowly rises

i love all the different colors in this (and sara mac’s facial expression) 🙂

and this was the last shot in Fondren and in that dress 🙂

it’s also, pretty much, the last shot for this post.  after this, we went to another part of town to take some shots of sara mac in that red dress that i used as the first photo.

but, as i explained in the first Vintage Sara Mac post, i had some trouble with the Mamiya when we were shooting that dress/location and i wasn’t sure if those shots would even come out.  well, come to find out, some did come out but, well they tended to look like this:

so yeah, not too many too post from that set 🙂

man, i’m still pissed about that one photo being all desaturated.  if anyone has any ideas about why it’s doing that (when i saved/exported these all at the same time and none of the rest looked like that after i uploaded them) give me a holla.

so! fair warning! for the next two weeks, i’m gonna be busy assisting Tom Beck on some shoots and shooting some of my own work so expect at least one [interlude] in the near future 🙂

have a good one everyone!

see ya in a week or so!

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  1. Mike Koskie said, on February 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Very interesting these photgraphs of the Fondren Village. Reminds me back when I went to the Capri theatre in Jackson, Mississippi to see “Goldfinger”. Good to see a part of Jackson being remembered of the “Good Old Days”, and being restored to its’ former glory.

    • William Patrick Butler said, on February 6, 2012 at 2:55 am

      many thanks man 🙂

      • Mike Koskie said, on March 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        Read your reply. Thanks. I recently finished a few water color renderings of the Fondren Village. At the moment I have those renderings with Southern Breeze Gallery on their web site. Have a good day!

        • William Patrick Butler said, on March 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

          just went to the Southern Breeze website to check out your stuff. very very nice. i really like the Pix/Capri theater and the Fondren Village sign pieces.


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