Monday, April 12, 2010

Rediscovered Transparencies: Model Shoot

Alissa Capuletti, Medina Lake, Texas, May 1999

Say what you will about Fuji Velvia 50 (and I have nothing but superlatives to say about it), but when Agfa-Gevaert was still in business producing the most idiosyncratically beautiful emulsions the world has ever seen, their RSX-II 50 ASA film, when used with an 81A warming filter, matched Velvia and -- in my humble opinion -- surpassed it for subtlety of skin tone and fidelity to the color palette.

Taken with Nikon's FM-10 body and 35-70mm/f3.5 lens, this is one of my irreplaceable shots.