OUR DAUGHTER, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

MARGOT GRAY MELIA

I remember taking these images, and one of the things that I wanted to do with our new site is try and write a little more and to write a bit more honestly. Without going into too much detail I've had a massive fear of writing and it's put me off more times than I'd like to remember. Anyway, it's something that I'd like to change, you can do that right? 

So about these images, the truth is Margot had just been a nightmare to change, just the usual trying to escape so I left her like this. The light was beautiful, I had my film camera, and this is what turned out. 

Pentax 645 w/ 105mm f2.4
Kodak Tri-x 400 @200
Processing & Scanning by CC Imaging.  

BOWER FAMILY, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

Tom recently acquired a family of six with two boys and now two teeny tiny girls. Probably not the easiest all film shoot to do after a 6 hour drive back from Devon but we like a challenge! Turns out Tom and his big brood were blooming wonderful to photograph. Mostly on medium format and a little with our new Leica M6. Thanks so much Tom, your were all amazing! LOVE LOVE these! 

ANNA PORTRAIT, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

PALE SKIN, WILD HAIR

I've been friends with Anna through Jo and followed her on Facebook and Instagram for a good couple of years now. Anna also loves her film photography and you can find her on Instagram here. What a beautiful soul she is, there is something so special about this girl and the way she see's the world. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a small amount of time with her and share a mutual love of film photography. 

Hope you enjoy these images. We're always looking to meet & create with new people for all inquires you can email us at hello@meliamelia.com. 

Pentax 645 w/ 105mm f2.4
Canon Eos 1n w/ 50mm f1.2
Kodak Portra 400 @ 200
Kodak Tri-x 400 @ 200
Processing & Scanning by CC Imaging

WISE FAMILY, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

FAMILY OF FOUR

This is my first session in all the years I've been photographing where I didn't take a digital camera, this was all film and I couldn't have had a nicer family to start with. It's not majorly different in the way you act with people, but the difference camera wise is that I'm mainly working with a Pentax 645n with a 105mm lens. It's amazing but it's big and also manual focus. Trying to make sure I hit focus all the time wasn't as easy as it is with the Canon 5d's but it's certainly worth the effort. Really please with the way that these images have turned out mostly shot with Kodak portra and tri-x. I've found for me and this is one of the main reasons that I love it so much that with film there is just so much more thought that goes into each shot, you can't be lazy well you can but it's going to cost. 

A few words after Charlotte (aka Mum) saw the pictures for the first time. 
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James. James. James. James. Wow. I am crying!! I think as photographers ourselves we forget how precious images of our own families are. I take millions of us and the kids, but this. This. Is everything. Thankyou so incredibly much for giving us this opportunity but also for capturing us in this rawness. You are so talented. And the ones of Erin are just her personality to a tee. Really thankyou xx

JEANNIE PORTRAIT, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

STORY OF A GIRL

Working with film has changed something for me and to be honest it's not the first time that I've given it a go. About four years ago I tried it but got a little frustrated that I couldn't create what I had in my mind. So moving onto more recently and I can't shoot enough of the stuff! I spend most of my time reading about either different film formats, film stocks or other photographers either on the internet or on Instagram. If you're reading this and you can recommend anyone who you find inspiration from, that would be amazing and I'll try to do the same for you. 

Anyway this is a shoot I did with Jeannie, who's we've known for a good couple of years now but have never got around to taking her picture. How beautiful is she? She's pretty special person from what I know of her.  They were all shot on a Pentax 645n with a 105mm f2.4 lens and a mixture of Kodak Portra {Colour} & Kodak Tri-x {I think this is my new favourite black and white}.  I still feel like I'm at the start of my journey with film and I look forward to every moment with it. Would love to connect with more people who have the love for film or just really appreciate it. Or if I can take your picture? 

Pentax 645n
Pentax 67 105mm f2.4 lens
Kodak Portra 400 @200
Kodak Tri-x 400 @200

Sylvan Esso Love

I've always loved my music and I think a while back on our previous blog I wanted to try and share a song or artist a month that I'd found... well it's alright in practice but there was no chance I could keep up. Not saying that I'm going to attempt to do it again but thought I'd share here and there.

So here you go, been listening to these guys constanly for the last month and hopefully see them with they come over to the UK, It's Sylvan Esso

Music recommendations are always welcome from any genre, we love it all in our (mad) house. Oh and just added the Spotify app icon (to the right over there : )  for our account it's a bit of a mess but give us a follow and we'll do the same, love sharing music & new finds.