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KKE – Film photography for a local architects

June 26, 2016

I haven’t posted any film photography that I’ve taken for work for a little while. I should make more effort really, as quite often it’s the photography I enjoy taking the most. I run a little film photography off shoot of my creative agency (F8 Creates) – we shoot a lot of digital, but when its film, it’s Shoot Rewind

This particular job primarily involved taking some head shot portraits of a team of architects in Worcester. KKE are a creative team, and as such it seemed quite fitting to shoot them on film. They agreed, so that’s what I did.

Using TPE we timed the shoot so I could frame the portraits with the office building in the background whilst the sun glanced across the faces of the team. All the headshots were taken with the Leica M4, Zeiss 50mm ZM Sonnar and Kodak Portra 400.

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Additionally to this, I also shot a range of office reportage photos, as well as a few images of the office and space itself.

To capture the nature of the business some care was taken to capture a few shots that played on the geometrical shapes within the office. For a few of these shots I also used the Zeiss 28mm ZM Biogon.

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Photos for KKE architects

Hope you like them as much as me and my client do – I love my job sometimes!
A couple of others in the portfolio on the Shoot Rewind website

Cheers,

Hamish

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Dexter
    June 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    These are great man!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Simon
    June 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Superb images, whimdis you light the indoor shots or was it just the natural light?

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks. Just natural – big windows and a lot of white walls and furniture…

      • Reply
        Simon
        June 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

        Sweet, totally love the look from that film stock ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Aukje
    June 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    These photos are very nice Hamish!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Hehe, thanks Aukje ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Alex Hakimi
    June 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing some of your professional work Hamish. Very nice indeed. Do you have a preferred exposure index for Portra 400? I typically overexpose it by 2/3 stop, rating it as EI 250, and process normally. I’ve noticed that even a slight overexposure has quite an impact on perceptible grain. I know how difficult it can be to slow down a film, but when you’re working with an f/1.5 lens and static subjects, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility. ; )

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      June 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      I shoot based on a sort of controlled version of what you can read here
      I probably overexpose a little in most shots – though not through differently rating the film as such. In these circumstances I take a few box speed readings around the room to gather a feel for the light, then pick a single setting that will give me a good average that errs toward over exposure for the most part of the room… if that makes sense?

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