Héctor Pozuelo: Editorial For Lazy Oaf

Héctor Pozuelo has been a client of ours almost from the start.
He is a personal friend of some of the guys at the lab, and we couldn’t be happier at how much recognition he’s finally getting for his fashion work.

It’s interesting how Héctor had pretty much reached a “photographic plateau” scanning his own negatives on home flatbed scanners and suddenly felt like he could finally get the results he KNEW were possible by sending his film to us.

Not sayin’ “we’ll take your photography to the next level”, but we thought it’s interesting that many customers do their own scanning on Canon 9000F or Epson V700 and end up giving us a try and most of the time freak out at how RIGHT the stuff they were doing was. There was nothing wrong with their film or camera choices, it’s just shitty scanning! Needless to say we’ve also seen great results from guys scanning on V700’s so if you’re one of them please don’t feel offended 😉

So how cool is it to scan a happy client/friend’s negatives that you know are for an important fashion label?

This is exactly what these photos are. An editorial by Héctor Pozuelo for London-based fashion label Lazy Oaf shot primarily on Contax G2 / Kodak Portra 800 and Pentax 67 / Fuji NPH400.

Enjoy!

PS: yeah, the light leaks are intentional, and we love ’em! 😛

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Michael Ferire : Stromae Backstage for Mosaert Shooting

Check out client Michael Ferire rocking out Kodak Portra 400 in really tough artificial light situations for a campaign for Mosaert clothing company!

Michael has pretty much perfected the art of concert and backstage fashion photography on film, which for the most part feature harsh artificial lights and/or mixed white balance stuff.

Unlike other film photographers he doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. The guy just shoots with all his passion (AND meters like a boss!) and just sends us his rolls from whatever part of the world he’s currently in.

We scanned this a while ago and though it was about time to publish it so we can all start to brake a couple of myths about film photography.

So yeah, film looks amazing on a really bright sunset on a beautiful hill (with backlit olive trees ‘n stuff), but when shot correctly on the worst artificial light situation you can get pretty amazing stuff too… ask Michael about it 😉

* All images shot on Contax 645 with Kodak Portra 400 ( not pushed, in case you were about to ask ).

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Miguel Jimenez – Morocco

Miguel Jimenez planned a little trip to Morocco and he let us know before he was just taking his Canon AE1and a Yashica Mat 124G with a bunch of film.
It’s really interesting how we get many orders that customers shoot while on really exotic vacations. Bali, Japan, Sri Lanka, Alaska … You name it! It’s as if people are like “yo, this is gonna be really special… I better capture this on film”.
This makes us happy and really optimistic about the future of film. As long as people keep choosing it for the moments that they REALLY wish to keep for posterity in a magical way we’ll be fine 😉

Hope you guys enjoy Marrakesh, its markets, its small streets, its people and the sahara desert!

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Pia Clodi – Dreaming of a Summer Wedding

Now that the wedding season has only just started it felt like the right moment to feature an incredible work by client Pia Clodi we had the pleasure of developing and scanning a while ago. Of course we would have loved to show it to you guys before, but as it happens with many stuff that comes through the lab there are always deadlines and privacy policies and/or exclusive content that can’t be released until the client is cool with it. In this case this gorgeous stuff got published in the Hochzeitswahn book! (you can buy it here). We love how Pia captured the beauty of the Austrian summer landscapes combined with gorgeous traditional Tracht costumes and most importantly; real emotions from real people. It was really interesting finding out that one of the keys to this awesome staged shoot not looking artificial was the fact that the actual cast were all friends and family of Pia.

That makes so much sense and really gives that happy celebration vibe to it! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do! PS: the whole shoot was done on Contax 645 and Fuji 400H 😉 PiaClodi1 Piaclodi3 Piaclodi4 Piaclodi5 piaclodi6 piaclodi7 PiaCLodi8 PiaClodi9 piaclodi10 PiaCLodi11 PiaCLodi12 piaclodi13 piaclodi14 piaclodi15 PiaCLodi16 PiaClodi17 PiaCLodi20 PiaClodi18 PiCLodi21

CREDITS: Blog & Shop: Hochzeitswahn Wedding Planner: Prime Moments Catering & Location: Landart Invitations & Stationery: Herz & Co Flowers: Kunstgärtnerei Doll Hair & Make-Up: Coiffeur Sturmayr Trachten Wedding Dress: Tostmann Trachten Videography: Visual Elegance – Hochzeitsvideos Videography: Santiago di Boceta

Hanke Arkenbout

Hanke Arkenbout is one of those clients that we’ve seen grow both technically and artistically with every order she sent us.
Always enthusiastic about her scans and eager to learn how to get the face… Enjoy!


Hanke Arkenbout es uno de esos clientes a los que hemos visto crecer tanto técnica como artísticamente en cada nuevo encargo que nos enviaba.
Siempre entusiasta sobre sus scans y ávida de conocimiento respecto de cómo obtener su look deseado de su película Hanke tiene un don especial para capturar sentimientos, en especial el amor y la gente que lo desprende.
Sus fotos son un placer de escanear y hemos preparado una selección de sus trabajos que más nos gustan esperando que esbocen una sonrisa en vuestas caras… ¡Disfrutad!

 

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Toni Raper – The Poetics of Ordinary Life

OK, this blog post is special, and not just because Toni Raper has been our first Australian customer (which blew our mind!). The beauty of what see does touched us deeply at the lab. The following photographs are part of her ongoing “journey” of personal work, an attempt at “finding the poetic in ordinary life”.

Toni Raper takes us through what a Christmas family gathering looks like in Australia and a weekend camping by the sea with her kids and her boyfriend to celebrate Australia Day. The beauty see finds in everyday moments of kids’ lives is breathtaking, and we can’t help but think how lucky these kids are, and how in 10 or 20 years time they will look at these photographs and be amazed. In fact this is not just a coincidence, since in Toni’s own words “It’s important to me to have people look back in years to come and feel a sense of who they were at a time and place in their lives. Film is my medium of choice because it allows the soul of the moment to dominate.”

So yeah, we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves… Just a HUGE thank you to Toni for sending out her precious film all the way from Australia to Spain and letting us be a part of her family’s memories. Enjoy.

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Love Is My Favorite Color : Bali

Rui Vaz Franco has been been sending film our way for a while now. Love Is My Favorite Color is his photographic duo with his wife Cristiana. They shoot gorgeous weddings and engagement sessions in their native Portugal, and always brighten our days while we scan all those wonderful sunny landscapes full of loving couples.

This time around Rui sent in some personal work. He had just spent some well-deserved vacation time in Bali with Cristiana , and shot a bunch of film. Rui has his metering skills together and shot mainly Fuji 400H on the Contax 645. He also shot more 400H and some Kodak Ektar on the 35mm Nikon F100, but he owns a great scanner for 35mm and was gonna do them himself. Upon receiving the medium format scans he was some happy with the results that he sent in the 35mm too.

Oh, and by the way, these were all shot during December… while most of our clients were moaning about rainy/snowy/dark northern winters 😛

Great work Rui! Hope you get to surf in Bali soon, in the mean time it’s good to have all these wonderful memories captured on film 🙂

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Branco Prata

We’ve been been working with Branco Prata almost since the beginning of the lab. If you don’t know them already they are the most in demand fine art wedding photographers in Portugal. It’s been a while now since we wanted to put toghether a feature for them, but the timing was never quite right, until today! The other day André posted this gorgeous Portuguese wedding on the Branco Prata Blog and we re-discovered it and totally agreed we had to show it to you guys. What can we say? Total command of hard light situations (yay for film’s huge latitude!) … gorgeous settings … tasteful framing and posing… André sure rocks the Contax 645 Fuji 400H combo! So yeah, really proud to count Branco Prata among our friend/clients. Thanks for trusting in Carmencita André! PS: happy Valentine´s Day to y’all! 😉

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The Analog Docs

The Analog Docs have been great clients of ours for a while now. These two Austrian doctors are on a mission to shoot all kinds of film stocks/cameras and do every possible thing in their hands to no let this beautiful medium we call FILM die out. In this blog feature we wanted to show you guys their latest fashion work shot on Portra 400 & 800 and with the Contax 645 and Fuji 690 GW II medium format cameras.

Be sure to sign up for their coming workshop in Vienna if you’re close to Austria and wanna learn from the best!

http://workshop.analogdocs.com/

Hace ya un tiempo que tenemos el placer de contar entre nuestros clientes a The Analog Docs. Este dúo de doctores austríacos se ha propuesto como misión disparar todas las películas/cámaras disponibles y basicamente hacer todo lo que esté en sus manos para conseguir que este precioso medio que llamamos PELÍCULA no desaparezca. En este post queríamos mostraros su último trabajo de moda, disparado con película Portra 400 & 800 y las cámaras de formato medio Contax 645 y Fuji 690 GW II.

¡No dudéis en apuntaros a su próximo workshop en Vienna si pasáis por Austria!

http://workshop.analogdocs.com/

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Models: Mary Foxy-Love, Johannes Egger & Maïté Kalita
M&H: Julia Abulez
Fashion: enVie
Jewellery: Katie G. Jewellery
Location: Circle C Lamaranch

Noemi Jariod – Contax 645 – Portra 400 Ilford 3200

You can probably understand why our jaws dropped while we were scanning this awesome work by client Noemi Jariod. These are all part of the Fall/Winter 2013/1014 Magnolia Antic catalog shooting. We’re extremely thankful for brands supporting work shot on film and specialy proud (in an almost patriotic way) of Noemi, for trusting us and for obtaining such top-notch results. Congratulations Noemi!

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Al ver este espectacular trabajo de Noemi Jariod entenderéis que nos quedáramos boquiabiertos mientras lo escaneábamos. Estas fotos forman parte del catálogo Otoño/Invierno 2014/2014 para la marca Magnolia Antic. Nos alegramos muchísimo de que marcas como ésta apoyen el trabajo de calidad hecho en película y estamos especialmente orgullosos (de una manera casi patriótica) de Noemi, por haber confiado en nosotros y por haber obtenido resultados así de espectaculares. ¡Enhorabuena Noemi!

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Esther and Gabe – Canon EOS 1V / Mamiya 645AFD Porta 400/800

The weather’s been pretty crazy in Spain lately, specially in the Mediterranean region, where Carmencita Headquarters is located. We went straight from wild Summer to sort of weoird premature Winter, no transition at all. Serioulsy, we’re talking 30ºC at 1pm in early November… It was specially rewarding to develop and scan wonderful stuff like this session by the great Belle Studio-Esther & Gabe where the actual colors of Autumn are so present. We’re blessed to see the world through our customers’ lenses and we thank you for the great work you keep sending our way! EstherGabeDIPT1EstherandGabe3EstherGabeDIPT3 EstetherandGabe1 EstherGabeDIPT4 EstherGabeDIPT5

El clima está siendo bastante raro durante esta primavera, especialmente en la zona Meditarránea donde está situada la base de operaciones de Carmencita. Aquí hemos pasado directos del verano extremo a una especie de extraño invierno prematuro. En serio… estamos hablando de 30ºC a la 13:00 de la tarde a principios de Noviembre… De esta manera fue especialmente reconfortante revelar y escanear este trabajo de los geniales Belle Studio-Esther & Gabe en el cual realmente se aprecian los colores que el otoño se supone que debe tener. ¡Nos sentimos afortunados de poder ver el mundo a traves de las lentes de nuestros clientes y os agradecemos los trabajos tan buenos que nos seguís mandando cada día!

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Michael Ferire – Contax 645 – Portra 400

Michael Ferire has been sending us film lately from his native Belgium.
This session stood out particulary because of the awesome location, great looking couple and how perfectly exposed the shots are.
Glad to have new awesome clients like you Michael!

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Wesley Nulens – Contax 645 – Portra 160 & 400

Wesley Nulens is the perfect example of what a succesful client/lab relationship can grow into. Since the very first rolls he sent us (about six months ago) he let us know exactly what he was looking for. To this point the relationship has evolved to a point where were are so familiar with his shooting style and color/contrast preferences that he no longer gives us gidelines and he literally says 99% of the scans he gets from us are delivered to his clients without any editing at all. This gorgeous maternity shoot is on of the latest order he’s sent us. Wesly is really perfecting his command of Kodak Portra film, and in this session he used both Portra 160 and 400 for the color images. As always a pleasure to work on your stuff Wes! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wesley Nulens es el ejemplo perfecto de una inmejorable relación cliente/laboratorio. Desde los primeros rollos que nos envió (hace unos 6 meses) nos indicó exactamente qué buscaba en nuestros escaneos. A día de hoy la relación ha evolucionado a tal punto que estamos tan familiarizados con su estilo de exposición y sus preferencias de color/contraste que ya no nos manda indicaciones y dice literalmente que el 99% de los escaneos que le entregamos se los manda a sus clientes sin ningún tipo de edición extra. Esta maravilla de sesión de maternidad es uno de los últimos encargos que nos ha enviado. Wesley está perfeccionando su dominio de las películas Kodak Portra, y durante esta sesión utilizó tanto el Portra 160 como el 400. Como siempre un placer trabajar en tus negativos Wes!

Jan Sholz – Leica/Contax – Portra 160

Jan Scholz (known around the internet as Micmojo) has been a photographic idol for some of us at the lab for a while now. Needless to say it meant a lot to us when he first sent us film back in april, when we’d only been open for three months.

Working for Jan is both a pleasure and a challenge, because we’re not usually so incredibly familiar with our customer’s body of work. As you may know scanning is a highly interpretative “art form”, that’s why we insist in you giving us color/contrast guidelines if you’re looking for a specific look. In this particular project Jan shot beautiful model Louise in color film. Most of Jan’s work is shot in black and white (mostly Tri-X) and developed and scanned by himself.

The challenge with this particular project was transferring that black and white portrait essence that we all love from him into color film. Hope we succeeded Jan 😉

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(No) Soy de aquí

At Carmencita we’re super excited about our first client publication being released!
Gustavo Alemán put together this awesome 60 pages photobook entitled “(No) Soy de aquí ” and just released it, so we ran to grap a copy. The printing and design are flawless and most importantly, every picture is shot on film and developed/scanned in the house.
Check it out/buy it here http://gustavoaleman.net/Book-Libro

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