sorry for the two month pause in activities (paid work has been keeping me pretty busy) 🙂 and welcome to what, odds are, will be the last Scenes Around Jackson post of 2010! (more on that later)
and just like last year, i’m closing it out with photos from the 2010 Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase!
so, just like last year, this is a 100+ photo plus so don’t expect a lot of commentary from me 🙂
(and, once again, thanks to Stephen Barnett of Davaine Lighting, for providing excellent lighting. and by excellent, i mean kick-ass!)
so, without further ado:
The Line-Up! (in order of appearance)
– Winter Sport!
– El Obo!
– TB Ledford!
– The Weeks!
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. 🙂
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))
so, what’s been keeping me so busy that i can’t update weekly these days? let’s do it in photo form:
photographing my Godfather for his new church program book. (this is one of the more “artsy” shots i shot mainly for myself.)
took some headshots of young Isabelle up there. (meredith norwood assisted me on this shoot. my first time ever using an assistant) 🙂
to wrap it up, this is my friend Rion standing in as i test my light for a shoot i did for Portico Jackson. (can’t tell you who the actual subject is yet, the photos won’t be featured in the magazine until November)
and that is why i’ve been to busy to do a proper post 🙂
(but expect a proper post soon!)
welcome back to the Vintage Sara Mac series, this time in black and white film! 🙂
i developed the two black and white rolls last weekend and just got done scanning them all in. i’ll be dropping off the two color rolls later this week but, odds are, it’s gonna take Deville Camera about two weeks to get those negs back to me.
let’s get to it!
((all of these were shot on 120 Ilford black/white film. first roll was 50 ISO and the second roll was 400 ISO))
well, the last two weeks have been really busy and hectic, which included a lot of traveling back and forth between Southaven/Olive Branch/Starkville to make sure my friends where all right.
but! things seem to be working out and i’m back home in the Jacktown and that means it’s time for a Scenes Around Jackson post! 🙂
well, time just ran out and i just couldn’t shoot Storage 24 in the short time i had before hopping back on the road to Southaven/Olive Branch. (but i still plan on doing so at a later date)
which brings us back to sara mac.
it’s almost become a tradition now. sara comes home for the summer from South Korea, and i grab her for a day and we have a shoot. we’ve done it for the past 3 years and this year was no different 🙂
this year, i wanted to continue my vintage theme and i knew sara would be perfect for it. but, just like with the first vintage shoot, a lot of things had to fall into place for it to happen.
so, many thanks to Meredith Norwood, for introducing me to Jennifer S. Graves.
Jennifer owns SHESABETTIE! Fine Vintage Clothing and Accessories and is the one that provided the first two outfits for the shoot.
many thanks ladies, couldn’t have done it without you.
(these are all the digital images. the black/white and color film images i shot with a Mamiya RB67 will be up in the coming weeks. i can’t wait.)
alrighty guys, i’m gonna go ahead and already call it for this week.
between traveling to memphis tomorrow, being up there for a few days, and then having to get ready for the Storage 24 shoot on Sunday, i just don’t have time to work on a full post this week.
so, an interlude!
my friend Sara Mac is back in town from South Korea and, you guessed it, i’m already working on getting a shoot pulled together for us.
till then, enjoy a few shots from our very first shoot 🙂
i shot all these with my Rolleiflex 2.8d.
this was the moment that sara took one of my all time favorite pictures of me
for a weekly photo blog i sure have been forgetting that “weekly” part :p
sorry about that everyone. the summer months are always my busiest months, but i’ll try to do better!
speaking of doing better.
(that’s not the real name of it. in fact Byron hasn’t chosen a name yet. so, till then, i’m going with “Sneaky B.” because Byron is the owner of Sneaky Beans coffee house. you see what i did there?) 🙂
and since you’re reading this post, you’ve probably already figured out my answer.
also, The Envelope Pushers will be performing July 30th up at Sneaky Beans! show starts at 7pm and only $5 at the door! make sure you check it out. the boys put on a great live show!
ok, let’s get to it!
the second of the summer time model shoots is coming at ya!
last time i shot Jenifer it was for the Tiana Pearls photoshoot and ever since then we’ve been trying to find time to shoot again.
yes, ever since last October LoL
but it always seemed like we could never make it happen. either i was busy or she was busy or i was out of town or she was sick etc.
well, finally, we nailed down a day and we made it happen on one bright and hot summer day in and around Fondren Corner.
decided to keep it as equipment light as i could this time. i figured we would be shooting outside some and having to carry a crap load of lights around in the heat is not what i had in mind LoL
so, the only lighting i had with me was Lizzie’s strobist gear she’s been letting me borrow since forever and that’s it.
let’s do this!
it was a bittersweet night because we all love The Girls in The Band, but the bittersweetness couldn’t stop the rocking and couldn’t take away the awesome reasons why The Girls are splitting up.
Dr. Annie Blazer (trust her, she’s a doctor!) is heading off to Princeton!
always adorable Amanda Rainey and Lizzie Wright (trust her, she has a super spaceship!) are heading off to missouri for grad school!
Rachel “charmin!” Jarman (she’s charming!) is moving back to Jackson to continue working at the ISJL, spreading knowledge of southern Jewish culture!
so, even though we’ll miss the Ladies of 60s Girl-Pop, they’re moving on to bigger and better and we couldn’t be prouder!
and with the night being kicked off by Lizzie Wright Super Spaceship, followed by the Girl’s HusBand; Senryu blowing the top off the place, and wrapping up with The Ladies themselves, Jackson sent them off in style!
so let’s get this celebration started!
so, a few weeks ago, the Magnolia Roller Vixens facebooked me and asked if i would come shoot one of their bouts.
i wasn’t sure at first. i’d never shot a roller derby bout before so i wasn’t really sure what to expect or if i could even pull it off (i wasn’t even sure what the rules were!)
of course, all of those worries is what finally made me say yes. i mean, how would i know if i could pull it off if i didn’t try and, thanks to the power of the internets, the rules were right at my finger tips.
so i wrote back and told the ladies i was down and they put me on the press pass list (fancy!)
after that, i once again harnessed the power of the internets and talked to my good friend and fellow photographer Joey Miller (who’s shot his fair share of roller derby bouts) for any tips and/or advice.