6.01.2011

Field Work


Dress: UO
Hat: Target
Necklace: Thrift

I went to hang out with my friends Paden and Hannah yesterday after work. We've had a vintage camera date set for about a week, and it's all I've been able to think about. Ever since my boss gave me all those vintage cameras in the winter, I've been wanting to buy some film to use them. 

Paden's been playing with his cameras a lot lately and asked if I'd like to tag along to watch him load the film and to act as a subject for his photos. We shot 3 rolls in all, two black & white and one color. We used a Brownie Hawkeye for one roll of black & white, and the other two rolls went in an antique Kodak No. 2 Folding Cartridge Premo. 

Since each shot was so precious (we had about 28 in all), we wanted to make sure our poses were perfect. My camera battery died, but luckily Paden had a digital camera handy too. We shot some in color and some in black & white to see how the light would react to where I was standing and to the dress I was wearing. The dress pretty much ruled the show! It was made for the light. I think my tumblr archive had a huge influence on both the purchase of this dress and the style of the photos we shot. Mainly this photo comes to mind.

We also shot a video with my iPhone, which I really like despite the fact that it was shot with such a simple camera. I'll share that with you tomorrow. Then I've got some photos and video of Hannah to share in the coming days too.

34 comments:

So Yeah So said...

Starr, I continue to be in awe of your photography skills and your ease in front of the camera. Keep up the great work.

Andrea said...

beautiful pics!

Nikki said...

All of your photos look like they came straight out of an editorial. How cane one be so talented? I am is love with the first picture :) x

miss vintage vixen. said...

Oh my God-- that looks like the dreamiest place in the entire universe, where is this place?

Also, your dress is gorgeous-- it adds to the effect.

amanda said...

i want to live inside these photos. damn these are awesome!!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Completely and utterly stunning to the power of 100!

nicole said...

Soooo dreamy. xo.

Bruklyn Belle said...

You look so stunning! And that dress is positively gorgeous on you :)


xo, Bruklyn

Carys said...

These photos are beautiful, I love the dress' slightly sheer fabric and gorgeous print!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

Your boss just up and gave you a bunch of vintage cameras?! Lucky girl! The first photo is so beautiful, I love how the light shines through the sheerness of your dress--just gorgeous!

Jennyboo said...

Such lovely photographs. The lighting is perfection in each shot!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Dreamy and beautiful... Love it!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

SoFashionistica said...

Cool shots and the dress fits the scenery perfectly. It's almost like a dream!

fashionforwriters.com said...

Starr, what beautiful photos! I've been meaning to leave you a comment for ages but I don't have internet in Paris right now, and I keep having to stop at this funny little cafe where a woman comes in at night and gives tarot card readings to check blogs and then I never have time to comment, so consider this comment a hello hello hello you are beautiful and your photographs are always wonderful and just pretend that I have been leaving you these comments all along like I wanted to!

Here's to a great and beautiful start of summer!

<3 Jenny

kate gabrielle said...

These photos are gorgeous!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

You always rock 70s fashion best, I think. I love this.

Jamie Rose said...

The black and white pictures are so lovely, but I really love the lush green background in the colored pictures. Such a pretty photo shoot and a great dress!

Amber Blue Bird said...

the photos came out beautiful. I really love the ones in color.

Sidewalk Chic said...

Your photos are so ethereal, like they're from another era. How awesome you get to play with vintage cameras! :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Especially the last picture! So dreamy!

herecomesthesun said...

Can't wait to see your films when you get them developed! I love film photography so much but I'm definitely still a learner. I just saw the pictures of all those vintage camera you got given... that's actually amazing, I think I would almost cry if someone gave me all of those haha.

Kala said...

I LOVE these photos! They may be one of my favorites. You look stunning. (:

xo,
Kala Noel.

Hannah said...

these are brilliant photographs. using that old camera sounds fun -can't wait to see its photographs!

Michelle Lee said...

beautiful photos :)

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Meg said...

Oh my gosh, that first photo is so gorgeous! Love the use of vintage cameras :)

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Goodness me... I don't think that first picture could be anymore magical or gorgeous <3

arnique said...

Starr, we can never reach your heights. Thanks for keeping the bar in bloggerworld high. :)

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Gorgeous Clara said...

wow! these pictures are soooo beautiful! love the dress!

Bryce said...

These pictures are just amazing. I shouldn't be, but I'm always surprised at how each post contains more and more incredible editorials.

Jenelle Witty said...

INcredible photos! LOve love love it!

Rebeccak said...

Those photos and the translucency of your dress - perfection!

benzerj said...

This set of photos came out so beautifully, and your dress really was perfect for this sort of setting. The light is just right for it. I am always so impressed by how amazing your photos are.

Emma said...

These photos are incredible. You look so beautiful! That dress and hat are to die for.

Emily Rose said...

beautiful photos!!