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10/10

Last month I celebrated by birthday with my brothers and my bebe up at Sundance.
It was a lovely day filled with good company, delicious food, and photos!
Basically all I need in life.

Contax 645
Spectra

In the Locker Room

Last month I had the opportunity to work on a collaboration with the fabulous Kate Benson.
We had two amazing models, Pricilla Bingham and Nicole Snow who came along for the ride and willingly participated in all of our crazy ideas.
Well, almost all! 😉
We headed up to the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird, Utah and enjoyed Oktober Fest, the beautiful mountain air, the fall colors that literally made the canyon come ALIVE, and The Cliff Lodge.
If you ask me, all day was just not enough time.
I could have stayed at the lodge permamently.
It’s that nice in there.

We explored with a purpose in mind and came across some fantastic places to shoot.
I only shot film.
That was the way in which I chose to challenge myself.
I used an unfamiliar camera, the Contax 645 and my trusty, super basic, no frills light meter.
I shot all of these with Fugi 400H and Kodak Tri-X then had them scanned and processed at the FIND lab.
I also added some photograph techniques that I dont usually use and that was especially fun.
This portion of our shoot features some slow shutters.
I really LOVE a slow shutter.

Kate came up with a whole different idea for her challenge and I think you will melt into a puddle on the floor when you see her images because I saw a couple on the back of her camera and they were seriously blowing my mind.
I will let her tell you about her vision on her blog. Be sure to visit.

By the way, this collaboration is a 3 part series for me. It begins in the Locker Room…

In the Bathroom

This life is very difficult at times.
We each have our struggles, our flaws, our setbacks and our secrets.
It takes a brave soul to explore these dark places.
And an even braver soul to do so photographically.
There is so much power in facing our problems head on and evaluating ourselves deeply and honestly.
I have been doing a lot of it lately and let me tell you, it is intense.

I was thrilled when Nicole expressed a desire to explore the concept of bulimia.
A taboo topic in our society but one that is fueled by the social expectation to be thin and beautiful.
So many have fallen victim to the darkness that surrounds the act.
Very few will ever talk about it publicly.
We wanted to shed a little light on the subject.
Conceptually of course.

November 15, 2012 - 11:02 am

jessica kettle - i know this story too well. very brave. well done!

October 25, 2012 - 1:58 pm

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October 20, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Kiera - You do?! Grace and vulnerability? Well that is the nicest thing you could have said! Thanks Jessica.

October 20, 2012 - 12:18 pm

jessica - this is something i have wanted to explore, i have notes upon notes of how to visually achieve this topic. I think you did it with grace and vulnerability.