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Kelsea Holder + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: STAY IN THE MOMENT. 🌿 The bride was getting her makeup done and the bridesmaids were hanging out in the bridal suite getting their hair and makeup done. I had some extra time and knew I wanted some different shots from my “usual,” which I had already completed. I saw Femi sitting on the edge of the bed here, looking absolutely stunning in this perfect light, and thought, “Oh my goodness, you look so beautiful right now. We have to make something happen!” I had the other bridesmaids join her on the bed, pointing their knees away from camera to keep it feminine, soft and flattering. I handed Femi olive branches from a vase that was decorating the suite to add an element of color—and serve as a nod to the olive trees outside the villa and the olive branches used in the wedding decor. Had I not been present, observing my surroundings, I may never have gotten this beautiful image and precious memory for my bride and her girls.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #analoguevibes #filmcamera #filmcommunity #filmphoto #mediumformat #filmphotography #ishootfilm #shootfilm @fujifilm_profilm @plumprettysugar @makeup_amanda @sunstonewinery @danaegrace_events @chelsealana_hair

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: UNINHIBITED. 🖤 After working hard all wedding season to bring my client’s visions to life, sometimes I want to do something for myself. At the end of my season, I had this vision come to me of pigments and charcoal and texture. My friend is an artist and I reached out to her, asking if she wanted to come to my studio and play around with charcoal. I pictured this gritty, B+W shoot, void of most color. It started as a really minimalistic beauty shoot. I had bought all these charcoal sticks and had her break them into pigment and dip her hands into it. Then I told her to go crazy. Smear the charcoal all over my studio walls. She was like, “Really?!” I assured her it was fine. So she rubbed her hands all over my white painted wall. She already had her whole hands coated in charcoal, and our “pretty beauty shots” were already in the bag, so I asked her to bring her hands to her face and neck. She began to let the pigment fall onto her skin, and it was just. So. Beautiful. After she did this, I would have her look into the lens. And that’s how this shot was born. I had that charcoal on my walls for 2 weeks before I painted over it. I share my studio space with a MUA and she would have clients come in and wonder, “What is going on?!” She would just smile and explain, “I share the space with a photographer. She’s a little weird.” 😂 Thanks for hanging in there @makeup_amanda!! 😉 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at studio in San Luis Obispo, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #minimalism #minimalist #bnw #filmisnotdead #analogue #analoguevibes #filmphotography #shootfilm @fujifilm_profilm @makeup_amanda @shopgossamer @michelolivia 

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: DON’T IGNORE YOUR INSTINCT. 💙 There’s always inspiration that bubbles up from within me and I get so excited. But often times, this happens when I’m in the middle of work! When I’m already busy and my nerves are pressed, it’s really tempting to push these thoughts aside and never bring them to life. But once I got my own studio space, it became easier to breathe into my visions and let them grow. It’s freeing to create for yourself, outside the constraints and worry of (what can also be a wonderful) collaboration. Yes, it is easy to self doubt, to wonder what others think. But it’s actually easier to just go for it when you’re *not* looking over your shoulder, or at others. This also holds true in aspects of business as well. Trust your instincts. And trust your gut. You never really know what you can create unless you give space for your inspiration to flourish. Go for it. Make it happen. 🌟

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at The Trailer Pond at @altacolina winery. Paso Robles, CA 

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: STAGES. As someone who started out insanely shy, I can say I’ve come a long way, and photography is 100% what pushed me out of my shell. I went from “high school Kelsea”—whose head was in a book, who rarely uttered a word to anyone outside of close friends and who would sweat if you even made eye contact—to “photographer Kelsea”—who meets new people and immediately makes them feel at ease with a camera in their face! Looking back, I never expected to get to this stage in my career. Honestly, I didn’t even know opportunities I’ve been given even existed! I just knew what I was passionate about and stuck with it. And I was rewarded for my dedication and hard work. Remember: photography is a continuous journey and growth comes in stages. You can take yourself and your business to heights you never imagined. Everyone's journeys look so different, and that is the beauty of it all. Glad I could share a little about my winding path with you!  ❤️

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Le Haut Desert Aerie in Pioneertown, California.

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Kelsea Holder + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF A WORKSPACE. ✨ Last year, I decided it was time to get my own creative workspace. I was working out of my house, which is awesome, considering I can answer emails in my PJs. However, things were getting cramped. And the cringe-worthy sight of the dishes piling up in my sink was literally unavoidable when I could see them across the living room as I was editing! Owning a business makes separating work from everyday life hard enough, as your business easily feels like your LIFE. The overlap is constant. But making this change was one of the greatest steps toward normalcy. Our studio is located downtown, on the second story that overlooks quaint cafes and second-hand stores. This century-old building is filled with character. Old wood floors and exposed brick add charm, whilst our office space is a clean, white-walled space with hardwood floors and a giant south-facing window. And most importantly, the space has some pretty sweet light—soft + diffused—as seen here from one of my most recent personal projects.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at studio in San Luis Obispo, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #studio #studiophotography #filmwins #fineartfilm #filmfeed #filmshooters #filmisnotdead #filmcamera #shootfilm @fujifilm_profilm @jennaleos @lencollective @makeup_amanda @noonans_designs @shopgossamer @bellabelleshoes @wreesmanreels @avenuetwelverentals @tonoandco @canyoncalligraphy

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: ADAPT + EXPLORE. 💫 One of the reasons I LOVE being a photographer is the constant change. I’m one to get bored easily doing the same thing over and over again. I’ve never looked at Wedding Photography as a service I can throw down an assembly line and say, “Welp, onto the next one!” With every wedding comes a unique couple with their own amazing story to tell. There are subtle changes throughout the entire process that make it exciting, different, unique—even better when you’re at a new venue or location. But what happens when you shoot at certain venues over and over? Maybe you love this venue. Maybe the venue loves you! But isn’t it easy to just approach the day in a similar way when shooting at the same location time and time again? I’ve had to tackle this problem before, and with the restraints of a busy wedding day, sometimes it can be challenging. By the time this image was taken, the ceremony had ended, family photos were done and cocktail hour had begun. We had already taken bridesmaid photos earlier in the day when this specific spot wasn’t accessible. But I couldn’t pass up this light. The bridesmaids had stuck around with the bride through family photos and I knew I had to ask them for another group shot! But this time, I wanted to do something different from before. I was inspired by this new available location. We had already nailed smiling at the camera and a few organic shots earlier in the day. So I just asked the women to turn around and hold their flowers straight down at their sides for something soft, yet structured. I absolutely loved the end result, and it reminded me that opportunities are endless and it’s always worth it to explore a little after you’ve gotten the shots you need.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmcamera #ishootfilm #filmwins #grainisgood
#mediumformat #filmcommunity #filmphotography @fujifilm_profilm @maggiesotterodesigns @altflowers @danaegrace_events @chelsealana_hair @makeup_amanda @jennyyoonyc @sunstonewinery

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: CHOICES. Three years ago, I was in NYC after winning a spot at the incredible @larajadephotography’s fashion photography workshop. At the time, I was torn between the “fashion" world and the “wedding” world when I met this sweet couple and ended up scheduling a couple’s session with them before I left. Between then and now, I’ve fully decided to focus on the “wedding” world. I enjoy the intimate and real moments I am able to capture as a wedding photographer. I enjoy the connections I am able to make with people from many different backgrounds. I enjoy being able to live in my beautiful small town and live a simple life, but also travel and experience new things through my work. My perception of what being a “wedding” photographer would be was so different back then. And throughout my journey, I crafted the perception I had into something completely my own. Something that blended the creativity I enjoyed about fashion photography into weddings, yet didn’t confine what “wedding” photography should be into a box. Every client inspires me in new ways. Recently, I was able to spend some time with and photograph these two again for an anniversary session! We had a light, fresh blanket of snow and magical morning light that made for this sweet moment. ❄️✨

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New York City.

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: JUST GO FOR IT. 🌵🌸 Pay attention to your dreams. Literally. They are rich with inspiration. I was going to visit some friends in Arizona who had a cool private property dotted with Saguaros. I had seen photos of the cacti and was pondering them before I feel asleep. That night, I dreamed about a #Saguaro covered with flowers. When I woke, I frantically wrote all my thoughts onto my phone. My friend knew a florist who I contacted to see if it was indeed possible to place floral arrangements *onto* cacti, something I had never seen done. I didn’t want to hurt or damage these magnificently tall plants. The florist said it would be no problem! She could use a special foam to rest on the spines of the cactus that the florals could slide onto, keeping the cactus safe. This particular Saguaro was probably over 40’ tall! This dream-inspired concept resulted in one of my favorite images of all time. I actually have a print of this hanging in my studio.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Arizona.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #dream #mediumformat #filmcommunity #filmshooters #filmisnotdead #filmphotography #cactus @fujifilm_profilm @tremaineranch @thepetaltheory

Kelsea Holder + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hey there! My name is @kelseaholderphoto and I’m a #filmphotographer based in San Luis Obispo, California, AKA #thehappiestplaceonearth. ✨ Honestly, it’s true. I love dreaming big, but living small with my pup, Hila, in a beautiful little town tucked between the California coastline and the Nine Sisters, a beautiful chain of green hills. This photo was taken at a place I love to visit and that means a lot to me—my grandparents house in Santa Ynez. No, they don’t live in that “Shrek-like” house. 😂 But my grandfather did build it, along with 2 full-sized homes completely by himself from literally nothing but a dirt parcel. He’d add a little every day after he would get home from work when my mom was growing up in the ‘70s. And man, he had/still has good taste! They’re minimal, yet have unique and quirky elements, and the landscaping is absolutely beautiful. My grandfather is still working after he gets home and creating/adding onto the main house—landscaping, building water features, etc., even into his 70s. His creativity and unbelievable work ethic inspire me with what I do. This same grandfather is the one who gave me my first camera as a kid, and now I’ve been photographing weddings professionally for years all over the world. Just like my grandfather spent years building his homes, it’s taken me years to build my business. And just like my grandfather, I’m still "adding on" and plan to stay inspired with no end in sight. #Film means so much to me and has been such a pivotal turning point in my career, so I am extremely excited to share more about my journey and experiences with you all! I couldn’t think of a better space to share than the very place that makes my creative dreams come true, @photovisionprints! Thank you guys for having me!! 😘

📷 by @wreesmanreels on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Santa Ynez, California.

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 1: BUILDING CONFIDENCE. ✨ What better image to start with than one from my *first* all-film photoshoot! This was a personal project I saw through from start to finish. Freshly inspired by this new medium I was working with, I started pouring my heart into this project. From building the confidence to approach beautiful people I saw working in a local retail store to model, to emailing amazing designers like @clairelafaye + @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal, so much satisfaction has come from gathering all the details I had in my mind into a tangible form. Seeing this project come to life, and seeing the film come out EXACTLY as I wanted was a huge confidence boost when I still felt in a transitional stage of my career. It was a solid pat on the back, like, “OK, Kels, you got this!”

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Big Sur, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmcamera #filmphotographic #filmshooters #mediumformat #shotonfilm @fujifilm_profilm @clairelafaye @twigsandhoneyofficial @beckyhair @makeup_amanda @leamyesha 

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 1: COMPLACENCY. Are artists ever able to stay complacent? I remember reaching a point in my digital career where I (briefly) thought I felt complacent. Like, I had it relatively figured out. I had a style, a workflow, a process. It all was a progression I was proud of. But at the time, I felt . . . stuck. I felt uninspired. I felt like my work was missing something. I was yearning for something more. More growth. There was still this aesthetic I so desperately *wanted* to achieve, that I just couldn’t! What was missing? Why didn’t my images look closer to the artists I admired most? F I L M! 🎞 #Film was the key. But when you are trained primarily with digital equipment, switching to film can be intimidating. There isn’t much easily accessible information out there about working with film at weddings, and with little hands-on experience in this medium in the wedding world, it’s hard to know where to start. I dove in head first, joined a bunch of film groups and bought a #Contax! My film adventure began. I believe as artists and creatives, we are always searching. We are always looking to improve our craft and define our style. Switching to film completely transformed my creative process and, in a way, I felt like a whole new photographer. Film was a fresh new adventure to challenge everything I thought I knew about photography. 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Big Sur, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #120mm #filmgrain #filmisalive #filmwins #keepfilmalive #shootfilm #shotonfilm @fujifilm_profilm @clairelafaye @makeup_amanda @lisa_teach @hungryhungryjoey

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 1: NEW RHYTHM. 💃🏻 One major way my mind shifted shooting film vs. digital, was setting up and timing my shots. With a digital camera and 10 million GB of space 😉, it’s easy to overshoot! Welp, with 16 frames to a roll, and a slightly slower machine, it forces you to slow down and think about each and every frame. I absolutely loved this new rhythm. Every image I took, I was proud of. And when I got my film back, I felt so much more satisfaction with my overall gallery. For this image, when I first saw Lena’s dress, I knew I wanted to capture the beautiful layers of fabric. I asked her to throw it behind her 1 or 2 times, to have her hand occupied (as arms and hands can quickly turn awkward). Instead of taking a million frames of this one moment, I focused on my new rhythm whilst shooting. I was so excited when my scans came in. I had captured that perfect moment, and it turned out to be a fluid, beautiful shot. ✨

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in San Luis Obispo, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #analog #analoglove #filmgrain #filmisnotdead #mediumformat #filmphotographic #ishootfilm @fujifilm_profilm

@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 1: STORY. 📖 I’m one who tends to want to tell the whole story in one photo! I want everyone to see everything in all its glory! I want that one WOW image. And of course, those shots are amazing. But as photographers, we are storytellers. And there is always more to a story than an impressive WOW moment, right? There is depth, there are details and there are many small (but important!) stories that can go untold when you try to wrap up the story in one WOW image. That is why I find beauty in the details. In the simple moments that can clearly tell one part of the story and, when put together, create one cohesive feeling that tells a story better than any single image ever could.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the Paramour Estate in Los Angeles, California.

#kelseasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #story #120mm #filmcamera #filmcommunity #filmphotography #filmshooters #keepfilmalive @fujifilm_profilm @livne.white @shawntaryn @center_of_attention_events @theparamourestate

Ally & Bobby Willix + Contax645 + Portra800

PhotoVision Team

So much joy can be found in one sweet hug! Photo by @allyandbobby "After our bride Laura put her dress on her sweet flower girl ran up to her and gave her a huge hug and it was the most precious moment! Everyone in the room was laughing and smiling and joy just radiated from Laura! We feel like this shot captured the joy the bride felt on her wedding day perfectly!" — Ally & Bobby Willix 

📷 on #portra800 with a #contax645 in North Carolina.

#photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodakprofessional @lauragmcg @misshayleypaige @themaytonin

Rachael McIntosh + Contax645 + Portra400

PhotoVision Team

Sending mad love to all our photogs out there, who are working hard this #weddingseason! 💛 We believe in you all + are so thankful to be a part of your teams! Sweet portrait by @rachaelmcintoshphotography! 💕

📷 on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

#photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmprocessing #prophotolab #sp3000 #kodakfilm #analog #analoglove #analogphotography #analogvibes #mediumformat #shootfilm #filmfeed @kodakprofessional

Jen Dillender + Contax645 + Fuji400H

PhotoVision Team

Our love soars on the wings of eagles! 🦅 Gorgeous mountaintop session by @JenDillender. "@jhicks_3 is a linebacker for the @philadelphiaeagles currently but played his college football career at @utaustintx, where he met his future bride, @ivanakaryhn. Ivana envisioned something a little more elegant for their session, so we chose #LagunaGloria at the @contemporaryatx as the perfect outdoor option in Austin. The light got a little dicey toward the end of our shoot, so we made the last minute decision to head to Mount Bonnell for sunset and I'm SO glad we did. It's quite the hike up to the top, but the view is incredible, and Ivana did it all in high heels! I was so thrilled with how the photos turned out and thankful for clients who are willing to trust my instincts, and for a lab #PhotoVision who delivers quality time and time again." — Jen Dillender Photography

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas.

#photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #ContemporaryATX  #HookEm #Longhorns #UTAustin #WhatStartsHere #chasinglight #summervibes #filmcamera #filmcommunity #filmphotographic #filmshooters #filmwins #keepfilmalive #ishootfilm #mediumformat #shootfilm @fujifilm_profilm @brockandcoevents @lolabeautyatx @nfl 

Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

Looking back on my photography journey, it is easy to see how my style and work have changed over the years. When I see my film photography, I see more of me in my work. As I gaze at images shot on film, there is a certain romantic and feminine quality that I love. I strive for classic and timeless images ALWAYS. I studied great photographers whose work will live forever, and that is what I want to create for my clients.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Catskills, New York.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #120mm #analog #analoglove #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Loomcurated @Ginnyau @Kaelarawson

 

Having clients choose me to be a part of their day and having faith in me to document it, is a huge honor! When entering a wedding day, I ultimately want my clients to be happy. Hearing what they want out of their images and their big day is crucial. The bride in this particular shot had told me she wanted her wedding featured in @Vogue_wedding . . . talk about pressure! Though this was my bride’s goal, I did not enter her wedding day as if it were for a publication. I just gave it my all, 100% and focused on the task at hand—capturing timeless images for this couple that will live forever. So when #VogueMagazine did pick up this wedding later on, I was thrilled! I’m always striving for publications on a personal level, but ultimately, if my clients are happy, I’m happy.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #analogvibes  #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

 

One of my life’s biggest accomplishments was setting a certain goal for myself and achieving it. My husband and I moved to New Orleans in January, 2010 with a 10-week-old baby girl and lived out of suitcases in my parent’s house, as we renovated my grandparent’s home to move into. One day I was sitting in my mom’s kitchen with my laptop and simply decided, “I am going to start a business.” I didn’t know how I was going to make it work, but I just knew it was what I needed to do. “I’m going to be a top photographer.” That’s what I kept saying to myself over and over again. Then I worked, really hard—really, really hard—and made it happen.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Race and Religious in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmgrain #filmisalive #filmisnotdead #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Bluegardeniaevents @Beesweddings @raceandreligious

 

Work hard, then work harder. The beginning of my photography business came with a lot of trial and error. I recently listened to an interview by @Forbes with @ashleylongshoreart, a Louisiana-based painter, and she explained how you don’t want success right away, you want to take that road to learn the ups and downs. This hits home with me. When I first started my business, I thought, “Jobs aren’t coming fast enough.” Looking back, I’m glad it was that way—I made mistakes daily that I learned not to do the following day. Reaching out to other successful photographers like @erichmcvey was SO helpful. Reach out and learn, meet other artists and share a bit of your heart with them. Workshops are amazing and so helpful and 1:1s are game changers. Diving in exactly where you are with another artist and learning, building and growing from the spot you are at now, is invaluable.

Thank you all for following along as I shared a bit of my heart and story! This community is one of a kind, and I’m so thankful to be a part of it!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Havana, Cuba.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmphotographic #filmphotography #filmshooters #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Ginnyau @Cortanabrides @Loho_bride @Kaelarawson @bowsandarrowsflowers

Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@greergattuso #pvtakeover Day 2: As my career at the newspaper began to slow down, I started photographing weddings—just for friends. And during that time, the paper was switching to digital, and they paid for ALL the equipment, so I made that transition right along with them. Photographing weddings felt like a natural fit for me. I went from shooting for an article—making sure my images matched the reporter’s writing—to using my creative eye. I loved the fast-pace environment of a wedding, and its high energy filled with love. I entered the wedding industry in the middle of a shift. The community had mostly been filled with male photographers. Female photographers were just starting to break the surface, becoming more and more common. I began to notice a shift from wedding days ran by a shot list, to one driven to capture the story at hand—from the details of “getting ready” to capturing the “grand getaway”—in a romantic, feminine way that presented a richer story.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

 

I remember when I first learned about the digital camera. I was still working at The Palm Beach Daily News when a fashion photographer approached me in New York with a brand new Kodak digital camera and said, “Greer you need to look at this, it’s going to be big!” I just thought he was crazy, the images looked pixely and felt so different, but sure enough digital cameras changed the game. I put my film camera away for awhile and shot strictly digital. Looking back on those years, I realize digital was never able to produce the the same type of imagery and feeling that film created. The way film produces color and interprets light is incredible and something I could never recreate with digital. Going back to film was like returning home.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmwins #fineartfilm #grainisgood #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #crescentcitysoul #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Moniquelhuillier @Badgleymischka

 

After shooting digital for years, I returned home to film and bought a Contax645. To be completely honest, I went through a bit of a rough period at first. I had been investing in workshops looking to expand my knowledge of film and photography, but was unable to produce the same look I had in the years before. The images were hazy and muddy, and not what I had been expecting. I later learned, while attending another workshop, that my camera had fungus in the lens! Once I realized that the issue wasn’t me or my shooting, but an internal camera issue, I was able to get my confidence back and dove straight into the #filmphotography world! I continued taking workshops, practiced, practiced, practiced and called @photovisionprints with ALL of my questions! This community we work in is amazing and filled with so many resources. Continue to reach out to one another and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #keepfilmalive #mediumformat #shootfilm #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hello, beautiful people! @greergattuso here, and I am so excited to spend the next few days with you all diving into a bit of my personal journey and all things film! I have always been drawn to documenting and sharing stories through imagery. I remember looking back at my parent’s wedding album—seeing them young and in love, my grandparents there, everyone in celebration over two families coming together. I felt nostalgic, wishing I could be with them and, in a way, feeling like I was. Some of the photographs were taken in the house I live in now. I attend the church where they were married. Their images allow me to relive their day with them. They bring the earliest part of their relationship to life and remind me why I do what I do in the first place. Every relationship carries its own essence. My work is to create a place where people can be honest together—to engage meaningfully in a space they feel comfortable in and capture images they can hold for years to come. I look to capture images that bear witness to the beauty of real life.

📷 on #ilford3200 with a #contax645 in Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #analogvibes #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmprocessing #sp3000  

I bought my first #filmcamera in college while studying photojournalism. To be completely honest, it did not feel natural at first! Learning exposures, bracketing and lighting was HARD, it all felt so foreign to me, and I knew it was going to take some time to learn my equipment and use it seamlessly. But I slowly became more confident in my exposures and lighting. As I practiced shooting and spent more and more time in the darkroom, it eventually became second nature. Learning photography on a film camera with no digital safety net forced me to pay attention to my shutter, aperture and film speed. I learned how these three crucial elements work together to create an ideal exposure.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmwedding #filmweddingphotographer #mediumformat @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki

While studying photojournalism at Loyola University, I was able to study all the greats—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Margaret Bourke-White, etc. I loved seeing how these incredible photographers told stories and I quickly gravitated toward documentary photography. I shot all film at the time and practically lived in the darkroom. It was then I fell in love with B+W photography, it is rich and timeless and filled with life. I knew I was right where I was supposed to be.

📷 on #ilford3200 with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmcommunity #filmfeed #filmgrain #filmprocessing #sp3000 @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

After graduating college, I began working for “The Palm Beach Daily News” as a photojournalist. I documented #NYFW and Milan Fashion Week, along with traveling to Bolivia to cover medical missions. All on film! I was granted unlimited access to the paper’s darkroom. AND, get this, they even supplied ALL MY FILM. This is not a joke. I did not know how lucky I was to have a closet full of film at my fingertips just waiting to be exposed. That just doesn’t happen anymore, film is no longer found in newsrooms and darkrooms have been turned into storage closets across the country. These experiences fueled my passion for photography that documents the stories of real life.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Havana, Cuba.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #filmisalive #filmisnotdead #filmphotographic #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Ginnyau @Cortanabrides @Loho_bride @Kaelarawson @bowsandarrowsflowers