The thing I love most about shooting in downtown El Paso is the color. There are all kinds of colorful walls and buildings that make amazing backdrops. So It seemed like a fun challenge that instead of bringing a roll of Ektar (my absolute favorite color film), I would bring a roll of black and white film for this downtown shoot.
And it was. When I stopped looking for color I started noticing all the amazing textures and light patterns instead. Sara met me downtown for a lifestyle type portrait session, and instead of planning ahead which specific locations I wanted to use, we just explored. Sara was pretty much up for whatever and was totally cool with following me aimlessly around El Paso. It ended up being a really fun session!
Since I wasn't super happy with the fomapan film I used for my last session, I decided to go with the tried and true Tri-x 400. I had never used it myself, but according to basically everyone online it's one of the best films out there, so I figured I'd give it a go.
This session was shot on a Nikon FM.
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