With Kinfolk – Renaissance Juicing

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.

19 Responses to “With Kinfolk – Renaissance Juicing”

  1. Simply perfect, on all levels!

  2. Great work man, totally jealous you get to work with the group at Kinfolk.

  3. Silvana says:

    So so amazing. Love the lighting, the subject, the people.

  4. Anne says:

    The way you use Portra is always so different from anything I’ve seen so far!

    I can’t wait to check out those photos in print.

  5. Rachel says:

    Brilliant. And Amy Merrick, also brilliant. A++.

  6. Vanessa says:

    These are amazing. I’ve just started working with film more and I’m super excited about exploring new possibilities! Your work is so inspiring.

  7. Amy says:

    My copy of Kinfolk just arrived in the mail. I was immediately in love with the color on the inside cover. I keep going back to look at your portraits. The lighting intrigued me. Beautiful work.

  8. This is definitely one of my favourites from Volume 4. It was quite different and it didn’t fall in the cliche category. I loved the modern twist to it.

  9. Oli says:

    Holy crap. These are sensational. Well done.

  10. Teresa says:

    Truly beautiful work!

  11. these are beautiful and so unique!

  12. amy says:

    absolutely gorgeous!

  13. Jade Sheldon says:

    I think these are some of the post striking, real portraits I’ve ever set eyes on. Incredible job Parker. Love all the work you have been doing with Kinfolk as of late. Perfect pairing if you ask me.

  14. Brooke says:

    These are all gorgeous. I especially love the last one… the sequence of fruit & her face & expression, so many things. You inspire me, Parker!

  15. Linda says:

    Alright, P.H. You are amazing! Just had to say it. Love the photos.

  16. Hi,

    I would like to announce that the address of your blog was published in new Maštal Magazine issue. You can read it here: http://issuu.com/mastal-magazine/docs/mastal3
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  17. Loved these! Number 4 is a beauty!

  18. jessica says:

    dude. your photos are awesome. and is that josh white i see in there?

  19. [...] I had the distinct pleasure of being a subject for a photography essay by my dear friend, Parker Fitzgerald in Vol. 4 of Kinfolk Magazine.  If you haven’t heard of Kinfolk or Parker yet, you are most likely living under a rock. I suggest you climb outta the rock and give your eyeballs a healthy dose of beauty overload.   You shall not regret it!  You can read Parker’s perspective on the experience on his blog, here. [...]

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