Meredith Kalaman - Which One?Tuesday, January 31, 2012
|Meredith Kalaman - Dancer/Choreographer|
In my project Me&My where I photograph people whom I know in different professions within our city I have set some rigorous standards. For one I must use the same film (Ektachrome 100G) and use the same camera (a Mamiya RB-67 Pro SD with a 140mm lens), one 2x3 ft softbox and the same gray background. I will only use one roll which gives me ten exposures. In most cases I know after about five that I have my shot and I might be able to squeeze two subjects per roll. But here you see that my ten shots gave me three different setups. When Kalaman was getting ready to pose, one eye was covered reminiscent of the look of Hollywood actress Veronica Lake. I asked her to hold it and took three exposures. I like the one here (it was the third exposure) where there is the beginning of the smile. The middle one is the one I like right now. But I find the third setup interesting. As the project continues I will eventually make up my mind which one of Kalaman is my favourite. Perhaps when she sends me her essay, her words will help me in the choice.