The Evolution Project 2010…

It’s been a While since I’ve shot for ‘Evolution’.   The hospital stay had put a little hold on the project, but it’s something that I can pick up and get back into pretty easily.  I’m working towards a gallery show of the work and still have a long way to go before I’m ready to show the work as a whole.  Editing down the work is another issue, but I digress…I got the bug to get back on the horse again and continue the work and am glad that I did.  My latest subject, Lisa, was wonderful to work with.  She understood the project’s need to let go and just get into character for the shoot, which is important to get really new fresh imagery.  We got some really compelling work out of this series.  It’s going to be hard to edit down from the selects, as I’m happy with many of them, but that’s a good problem to have.  As it goes for many of these shoots, it’s going to be a while from now when I can look back on them objectively and make the final selects.

Technically, there is something a little new as I used 2 cameras to shoot her.  I shot the first 1/2 with the Canon 5d Mark II, which always gives me great results.  To try out something different, I also shot her with the Hasselblad H3DII 31 mp body + 80mm lens + HTS 1.5 adapter(gives shift and tilt capability to the camera).  The HTS adapter was a real treat, giving me some of the controls of a 4×5 camera, but in an easy, compact solution.  I think those images are softer and have a more vintage feel than the ones taken with the Mark II.  The first four images were shot with the Hasselblad.   Another noticable shift in shooting medium format is shooting less and taking my time more to compose the shots.  I think it definitely helps me slow down and take my time with the setup.  Although, the speed of the Canon is also a benefit sometimes as well…

These first four images were taken with the Hasselblad using the tilt shift HTS 1.5.  The images below were shot with the Canon 5d Mark II.

So there’s the latest update to the “Evolution Project”.  I’m looking forward to shooting some more subjects this spring.  I’m also going to start including men into the project, which I think will balance it out some.  Check back here for updates…

 

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