During the summer, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Kissena Park with my good photog friend, Minnow Park. I have been wanting to work with him for a long time, but it always seemed like are photog paths would never cross. So we scheduled a shoot together and decided to use the opportunity to rekindle our love for photography by using medium format film. I went to Adorama and bought a couple of rolls of 120.
It wasn’t an easy day. Minnow had never worked with medium format, and he had limited experience with film. And though I’ve been doing a lot of work with Polaroids, it had been a long time since I did anything with medium format print film. It also turned out to be a hot day. Beautiful weather, but record breaking highs. It was a bit tough lugging around 9 lbs of Mamiya RB67 and 8 lbs of Gitzo tripod. We had a great time, but didn’t shoot for nearly as long as we originally planned.
In any case, it was a great time and here is the shot I came away with. The tree was standing at the far end of a field. Minnow got some great shots too. We only went through one roll of Kodak Portra 160NC and 160VC. Developed at Baboo Color Labs. Scanned with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro with Silverfast software. Custom curves added in Photoshop.
Here’s Minnow’s take on the day. If you’re not familiar with Minnow’s work, check it out. He’s a great photographer who specializes in weddings and portraiture…though he’s got his hands in a whole lot of everything.