One Shot with Aly

Ilford XP2 400 with the Mamiya 645 Pro

This article is the first in a series of short blogs I’m going to be doing where I write about a single photo I’ve taken on film and my experience behind it. I hope you enjoy this new idea and the photo.

I’ve been adding a bunch of sunflowers to my grocery order since the Covid-19 lockdown started because I need a subject to photograph indoors. I chose sunflowers for a project I am working on, and better yet, it’s the only flower I could find that I am not allergic to.

Being a Floridian, the heat and humidity become so unbearable this time of year, not to mention the incessant downpours, that I will have to become really creative if I want to scratch that itch of taking photos daily. So I set up a black velvet sheet, with two light boxes, a tripod, and took many shots with some sunflowers.

Have a great weekend and I hope that in all the darkness and craziness going on right now you can stop and enjoy the sun, or better yet a sun flower. – Aly

2 thoughts on “One Shot with Aly

  1. Like the idea of “one shot”. Would like to see the color version, if there is one, of this photo. If not, maybe make one? Like the black background too.

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