Finding this moody set a nice change of pace from his usual edgy monochromes, Ramon Jamar made the most out of a dream combination for many of us: a familiar and expressive face, soft natural light, a trusty medium format camera, and a beloved color negative film. However, what sealed the deal for the Baltimore-based photographer was that tiny detail from which the portrait collection got its namesake.
“I love the mood that Victoria brought to these images; softer than I typically prefer. We have shot together a few times before; so we’re very comfortable with each other. We made plans to meet at her apartment to capture some portraits. Her space has a huge window that allows soft light to pour in. We decided to add the flower crown and body paint at the last minute, and it really inspired the rest of the shots,” he shared.
The soft snaps taken using Pentax67ii and Kodak Portra 400 follows Ramon’s personal stance on what makes a photograph — or in this case, a collection — compelling or effective: one whose narrative is focused on the details more than the sequence.
“I personally love images that tells a story where the viewer doesn’t know if it’s the beginning, middle, or end. That is something I hope to work on as I progress in my own personal style. But I think a compelling image has a distinct subject and little clutter in the background and foreground; everything in the shot has purpose.”
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