Summer is here! Issue Four of Kinfolk is out! I can finally post these photos!
Last December, I was approached by Nathan Williams to shoot for their upcoming summer issue. A few days later, we were discussing the concept for the story over coffee, which originally centered around covering people in the ingredients to their favorite meals. But, at the last second, we decided to limit our scope simply to juicing (juicing, of course, being a very summerly activity). At the last, last second (thanks mostly to the suggestion of this awesome lady), we added some renaissance lighting into the mix. The resulting portraits are some of my favorites yet — particularly because these are mostly all of people who are near and dear to me. And, as you may or may not know, studio lighting is still a bit challenging for yours truly, so I’m pretty satisfied with how these turned out.
Incidentally, for those interested, this shoot was one of my first major testdrives with the Contax 645. This camera, combined usually with a 35mm rangefinder of one sort or another, have since become my mainstay tools. Also worthy of noting: all of the following photos were shot using Kodak Portra 160 (I almost never work with film other than Kodak, unless, of course, I’m shooting Polaroid).
At any rate, since all of this, I’ve had the pleasure of working fairly regularly with Nathan and Kinfolk. I can honestly say that it’s been quite the honor. Here’s to a long-lasting partnership and many, many more stories. While I’m at it, I’d like to especially thank Amanda Jane Jones for her awesome design skills. Kinfolk wouldn’t be the same without her.
Also, since you’re here, click this (or above) to order a copy of Kinfolk No. 4 for yourself. It’s a good one.