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Vermont

Here’s the final color image from my trip to Vermont in October. This image was made somewhere in Vermont on Velvia 50 with a Hasselblad 501CM. Film developing by The Icon. @iconla @gitzoinspires @reallyrightstuff @manfrottoimaginemore @hasselblad_official @fujifilm_profilm #vermont #fallcolor #landscapephotography #ishootfujifilm #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto

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Vermont

Don’t forget to turn around! At least that’s what I tell myself when I’m photographing. This particular image was in the exact opposite direction as yesterday’s image, and I find it surprisingly different. Yet like the other, this image was made somewhere in Vermont on Velvia 50 with a Hasselblad 501CM. Film developing by The Icon. @iconla @gitzoinspires @reallyrightstuff @manfrottoimaginemore @hasselblad_official @fujifilm_profilm #vermont #fallcolor #landscapephotography #ishootfujifilm #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto

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Vermont

There is a lot of water in Vermont. It’s everywhere! Down the road. Across the way. Over there. And right here with this babbling brook that caught my eye. This image was made somewhere in Vermont on Velvia 50 with a Hasselblad 501CM. Film developing by The Icon. @iconla @gitzoinspires @reallyrightstuff @manfrottoimaginemore @hasselblad_official @fujifilm_profilm #vermont #fallcolor #landscapephotography #ishootfujifilm #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto

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Vermont

There’s something about dirt roads that I just love. They call to me, and I feel compelled to drive and explore where they take me. Sometimes, I have no idea where I’m headed, but that’s part of the fun. To get lost and find the unknown. This image was shot somewhere in Vermont on Velvia 50 with a Hasselblad 501CM. Film developing by The Icon. @iconla @gitzoinspires @reallyrightstuff @manfrottoimaginemore @hasselblad_official @fujifilm_profilm #vermont #fallcolor #landscapephotography #ishootfujifilm #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto

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Vermont

Containing the chaos somewhere in Vermont. This image was shot on Velvia 50 with a Hasselblad 501CM. Film developed by The Icon. @iconla @gitzoinspires @reallyrightstuff @manfrottoimaginemore @hasselblad_official @fujifilm_profilm #vermont #fallcolor #landscapephotography #ishootfujifilm #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto

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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 5/10
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Our home has a small courtyard that is the plot for a giant Ponderosa Lemon tree that shades a variety of flowers and grasses. Every spring, these white irises bloom and gently hang over the gravel and stepping stone pathway.
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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 4/10
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As I continue with this series of images, I’d like to point out that they were shot over a period of several months. This was primarily because the choice of subjects was not predefined. Furthermore, my wife and I discussed and observed how our garden changed throughout the winter season and into spring. As a particular flower bloomed, we grabbed the camera and played until we found something we liked.
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To be more specific on the process, the setup of the view camera was a slow operation. We also didn’t have the luxury of a digital back to give us instant feedback. However, Polaroid film was still available at the time (just barely in early 2008), so this provided the necessary feedback while we composed and adjusted the camera. Once we were satisfied with the image, Fuji Provia color transparency film was loaded and several sheets were exposed.
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This image of a rose is one among many on a large vine that climbs a garage wall in our backyard. The first bloom every year is a sight to see as the color bursts into view.
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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 3/10
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I mentioned earlier that this series of images was photographed and used as part of our wedding decor. As we became more involved with planning our wedding, many questions surfaced of what the day meant to us and how we wanted to remember it. We knew from the beginning that we wanted an outdoor ceremony and reception, but we also wanted a lot of natural elements with a personal touch and uniqueness to the design. We certainly didn’t want anything cookie-cutter or status-quo. Therefore, since we’re both photographers, it seemed natural that we somehow incorporated photography into the design.
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With this in mind, we tossed concepts around and eventually settled on photographing flowers and plants from our garden. This added another layer of uniqueness to the images other than simply being created by us. Additionally, I owned an old large format 4×5 film camera that had been modified to accept a special lens, which is what creates the dreamy shallow depth of field. The previous two images expresses this characteristic very well, and this photo of a camellia flower displays it with a more subtle touch.
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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 2/10
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Collaborating on a photo project with someone is a wonderful experience. Although there are challenges along the way when ideas differ, the end photograph is a combination of both influences that results in a stronger image. I love that my wife has a fantastic eye for detail and brings a certain softness to an image. I’ve certainly become a better photographer because of her.
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With respect to this image of a bush lily, which was photographed in the front courtyard of our home, my wife thought of the idea and together we shaped the composition. During the process, we adjusted the camera position and focus subtly so that the subject felt balanced between the in and out of focus elements, which was created by a specific lens. The end result is dreamlike and ethereal. I absolutely love this image!
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Culver City, California

Nuptials – Image 1/10
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My wife and I got married a little over eight years ago, and as part of our wedding decor, we photographed a series of images together, which I’ll explain more of as the sequence progresses. For now, this image was photographed in our backyard of a beautiful tangelo tree that provides a bountiful harvest of extremely sweet fruit.
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