I have made a decision.
For quite some time now, I have struggled, like most artists do, with figuring out where my style and passion lies. It is definitely in the fine art area – and while I focused on portraits (and still love digital studio work), I was still feeling like there was something *else* that I could try. Something to give my work a feel, a certain look that emotes timeless art. Something that won’t be dated in ten years – or even something that a stranger might want to hang on their wall. More than a portrait. More than lovely digital color with studio strobes. Something with grit. Something raw. I have decided to shoot medium format film. Black and White film, specifically.
Yes, I said film.
The reasons are many for this – I won’t get technical on you (like I do with my husband and he ends up staring at me like there is something coming out of my nose), but there is a quality in medium format film that you simply cannot obtain with a digital sensor. There is nothing like a medium format film shot on true B&W film – done beautifully – nothing. So, I am going to try it. I have ordered a setup and some film and am planning to get my own developing setup (for my bathroom!) and digital scanner for the negatives.
And that’s what I’m doing.
I will of course still shoot with my digital (Mark II) … I will not give that up. I am going to continue to offer digital sessions in the studio. I love my studio lighting, but am so excited to see where this new endeavor takes me. Into the dark…
I will of course be posting regularly with my new art, and please please please let me know your thoughts. I really like feedback!
OH, and of course, as always – no post is fitting without a picture. It’s Griffy, since he’s the only child around these days. The big ones are always busy.