Planning of a Project: Large Format Portraits in the Wild – By Gunnar Misund

The idea lay dormant for some years, and emerged again early this year, when daily life slowly became normal again after the pandemic. For various reasons, I got more time to do what I like the most, make pictures, preferably on film, and interact with like-minded people. I discussed the idea with friends, online and in real life, photographers and others, and pieces were starting to fall in place. One thing came abundantly clear to me: Such a project calls for serious preparations. Tools, techniques, and workflows need to be reviewed, and my rusty skills need to be honed.

In the next sections I will tell you a few things about the planning process, which I hope will be helpful and interesting for others in the same situation, or better, all of you.