Artists at workhold it

The so called "Modeling Sessions" and their victims:
These were all taken in '71/'72. I had taken up photography as a conscious attempt to avoid only doing electronics. These modeling sessions did help to pick up some of the basics and the girls got some nice photos (if they were lucky).
Extra excitement was provided by the lighting. We used tungsten photofloods, which gave out huge amounts of heat, but only just enough light, for the available films. They also only lasted a few hours and normally failed with a bright flash and a pop. Which kept the models on their toes.
However the modeling sessions quickly become repetitive, which explains why the photos are all from my first year.
I started out using a Zenith E with 50mm and 135mm lenses. When you try to explain to people these days just how primitive this was, they don't believe you (manual iris!). Then I worked all summer to buy a Canon TLb with 50mm & 100mm FD lenses.
The film was mostly Kodak Tri-X & Agfachome 50S


Please put any comments on the notice board. Click Here
Return to the Home Page



Full index of all pages
This site features photographs taken at the University of Surrey in the 1970's
in Guildford, Surrey, UK. aka UoS, UniS, 70s, 70's, 1970s
The content and design of all the pages on this web domain are (c)2009 Colin Edwards, unless otherwise stated.

Other featured sites are here, here, here and here.