I had a dark period in the winter of 2016. And of 2015. And 2017. And just about every winter, I’m quite depressed and need a photoshoot where I can express these emotions. This is where Polett came in.
We explored light and dark moods. Of course, it turned out that everything is gray in the end. Still there are excellent emotions in these portraits.
I just recently started using the Fujifilm X system, and I really loved how the camera and the lenses gave me that feeling that I was missing since the film days. My Nikon gear is like a race car, and sometimes I like to take it slow. The film simulation in these cameras are excellent as well.
The following image is my favourite and I’ve been winning photo contests with it ever since:
Almost all of the images I captured could work great in black and white, but still I had to retain color information. The use of a restricted palette is enough for me to convey my message and usually I don’t need to force my pictures to shades of gray.
All of the pictures were taken in a loft style studio with huge windows, so I didn’t have to worry about studio lighting. I cannot recommend this setup to any aspiring photographers enough who’d like to create intimate, personal portraits.
The pictures were taken in G3 Studio Budapest.