@rjuliette_ & @alex_cole_anderson “what we talk about when we talk about love” 2019
Here’s what I remember. I was shooting Rain and Alex inside against the angled wall but I didn’t love what I was getting so I went outside and shot through the glass door on the balcony. I took one shot and worried about the glare and reflection on the glass, so I opened the door and took some more shots. These two shots are basically the same with the door opened and closed and after developing them I found that I preferred the one with the door closed. The same was true of some shots from later in that same shoot where I was shooting them in the shower and found the ones shooting through the glass were better. I kinda beat myself up over this, until just recently when I understood why I originally second guessed those shots. I remember about 8 months before this I was shooting with Alissa while she was sitting in the window of a cafe. The problem was this obnoxious lime green car, it looked super distracting and I worried the results would feel amateurish. It wasn’t until we were walking away from the scene that it occurred to me I was shooting black and white, the color of that car didn’t matter. In both instances from this shoot with Rain and Alex I was distracted by the colors in the reflection forgetting that when developed they wouldn’t matter. What’s the lesson here? Is there a lesson here? I guess, maybe… distracting colors don’t matter when you’re shooting black and white.
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