The Indian Ocean

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A few shots from the hauntingly sparse beaches of Gopalpur-On-Sea, right on the Indian Ocean.

Rooftop Portraits in Kolkatta, India

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While in India this past winter I talked my cousin into doing a little modeling for for a few portraits. We spent a few hours in the morning one Sunday on the rooftop of our family home in Kolkatta, India. This rooftop is a temporary respite in the chaotic nature of the city. Many kids grow up with the rooftops of these buildings as their playground, I remember having sleepovers under the stars and flying kites from the roofs of this city. I wanted the photos to capture this relaxed, comfortable nature of the roof.

Scanning by Nimble Lab DC

Lifestyle Photography Session At Home

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There’s nothing I love more than people in their natural setting. It helps when the people are interior designers, and really pretty (Hi Abby!) This was my first session shooting film and I tested out Kodak Portra 400 and 800. Both were WAY too yellow and had to be majorly tweaked in Post-production. I even shot a whole roll of 800 thinking it was 400… and probably overexposing a ton. Fortunately with film, this is not a death sentence. I shot digital also, but ultimately I ended up LOVING all the film shots and not including any digital ones in this blog post. I mean, look at that first image where momma and baby are glowing, I just could not get that effect from my digital shots, even at the same angle. Shot on the Contax645 with the Carl Zeiss 80mm f2 lens. Scanned by Nimble labs.