Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jordan + Fabric, El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, California, November 1, 2015

As the film is being processed, a few digital images from last week's time in California have been shared, including some made with the most talented Jordan Alexa Arentz. She responded to my casting call initially with enthusiasm and such never faded away as we discussed the details for our session.

She and her wonderful mother arrived well in advance of our agreed upon time, while I was finalizing our exact location on the dry lake bed. We met a few minutes later and got along beautifully right from the beginning. Even though it was cool and windy, both of them told me that they were more than fine, and ready to collaborate.

After a couple of stops to expose some images with different backdrops, we ended at this spot. The wind blew dust everywhere, even created a few dust storms while we worked. Jordan however worked through this difficultly and used it to her advantage as in this image with the fabric.

She placed it onto her face, and went about her positions nonetheless. Her hands moved as if she was able to see, effortlessly and with purpose. We went on to expose film for another hour or so, packed up our dusty belongings and drove back into the city. It was a magical afternoon and soon the analog images will be shared!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2, mounted alongside the Hasselblad analog system and triggered simultaneously.

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