My creative influences are widely ranged from the great photographers like Lindbergh, Avedon, Demarchelier, over literature like Paulo Coelho and Charles Bukowski right over to the cinematic world.
Alexander Laurent uses Fujifilm Acros 100 film in the studio.
He started to realize that photography and music and both linked via composition, editing, mixing and levels.
Acros can be anything that you want it to be. To that end, it’s truly for creators with a vision.
For many years, photographers everywhere trusted Kodak Tri-x not only for its reliability, but also because it was simply just an incredible black and white film emulsion. Over the years it evolved and these days only the ISO 400 variant still remains. It’s a high speed film that is still in use with street photographers, documentary photographers, and well honestly a lot more than that. It’s prized for its look combined with it’s price point.
It’s a popular method used by many filmmakers.
“Posing works mostly like it would with any other genre of portraiture, but with one thing to consider. if you are shooting a face, it can be offputting to have large portions of the face in shadow vs light, so it is better to go with one or the other.”
“Unlike the monochrome black and white setting, the Acros simulation offers a slightly more subdued look right out of the box–a look that in this writer’s opinion feels a little more filmic than the standard monochrome black and white.”
In the tradition of the great street photographers of earlier decades, there are people all around the globe adding to the visual record of person, culture, place, and architecture and sharing it with their fellow photographers and humans.
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