Have you heard about Skate’n’Swell? Not yet maybe, but soon you will! It is a beachwear and streetwear company that is going to set off soon and I had the pleasure to do the first photoshoot for them. If it is for beach and surf lovers, where is the best place to do the photo session? Enjoy and let me know in the comments what you think.
As usual – a little background. Lisbon being full of graffiti, street art of all kinds introduced me to some abstract faces here and there (alright, I’ve seen maybe 3 or 4) in 2017 and I realized that the author – Praktis – is from Poland, like me. Tagged him in my stories and because the pieces were still fresh I wanted to meet the guy, but turned out he was no longer here in Lisbon. Anyway we kept in touch and I was asked to take some photos of this awesome t-shirt! Luckily, one of the pieces that Praktis left behind is still in a good state (although the other half is already missing…) I used it as a background. Big thank you to Saula (a very good singer by the way!) for being a great model to work with.
Finally got the film developed and scanned. It was with me since January…
Inês (@kalliekalynn)is a local girl I met last year during the 24 Hour Project and we kept in touch. It also turned out she is very talented, as she creates beautiful illustrations – you can check them out here: @kalliekalynnstuff
I was supposed to take my Canon A1 to this photoshoot, but just before loading the film I noticed it doesn’t work – broken shutter release. So I decided to take something more challenging with me – Agfa Silette. That camera is probably from the mid 1950’s, doesn’t have a built-in light meter, no way to check your focus is right, but hey! We were going to have fun with it anyway. Film I used was black and white Kodak Professional T-MAX 400.
No more talking, check out the scans below.
Márcia aka Masimmo agreed for a photoshoot recently, but I promised her analogue shots… Well, logistics failed and I didn’t get the battery for my Canon A-1 on time, so we both agreed to have a session with the digital camera instead.
After you check out the below photos, have a look at her other stuff, too.
It was Sunday afternoon when I met Liv at LX Factory in Lisbon. She is very young and beautiful girl from Germany, who is currently living in Portugal. Even though it was raining cats and dogs we were both very excited to take some photos in the raw and obscure interiors of the main building, where all kind of artistic offices can be found – from fashion designers, illustrators, painters to film studios.
Inside the building is not a typical location for sweet and colorful holiday pictures, so it was perfect for this dull rainy day. Dimmed lights, narrow corridors, old machinery and no people disturbing the frame.
The ISO had to be set to some high values in certain spots, but the final result is very satisfying – non-disrupting light, contrasting background and magic in the eyes of Liv.
Liv on Instagram: @borntoliv