Caught up with the lads from Kilnsey Green to shoot my first ever film-only promo shoot.
I've been gradually getting back into film photography over the past couple of years. Having shot everything digitally for the last ten years, I felt like I'd picked up several bad habits as a result of digital photography becoming increasingly easy with advancements in technology. The move back to film was forcing me to consider more of the basics of composition, focus and exposure that I'd perhaps started to neglect, whilst giving me the opportunity to work with some fantastic tones that can't be recreated digitally.
I met the guys on the moors above Bingley with two of my film cameras: My Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR loaded with Kodak Portra 400, and my medium format Yashica MAT 124 loaded with Kodak Portra 160. I wanted to keep direction to a minimum, as I was aware that each shoot was probably going to take me a little while to set up, as I got to grips with my two cameras. The weather was perfect for the shoot - overcast with no bright sunlight, meaning all the shots had a naturally soft light.
It was great to get my first film shoot nailed. To say this was a first attempt, I'm pretty pleased with the results! Cheers to the Kilnsey Green lads for their time - a cracking band who were great to work with.
I'm on the lookout for more acts to shoot some rolls with. Interested? Hit me up!