Personal project

09th November 2016
I've been meaning to create some images for some frames I've had in my house for ages.

My home is full of handed-down, pre-loved furniture and ornaments, so I wanted something that had an aged feel. As I love the charm of old photographic plates and my ancient orchid happened to be flowering, I decided to use this as my subject with my lens wide open at f1.6.

As a perfectionist who aspires to producing sharp images with the best dynamic range my equipment can achieve, it goes against the grain in many ways to work towards achieving something that is "soft" and is technically perceived as imperfect these days, but that was my aim. With a little help from Photoshop, it's all come together.

Printed on fine art paper, they look just as I hoped they would.