Spooky Beauty

Instax, Portraiture

This past weekend I travelled to Montreal for a mini-vacation, and to meet up with some local models to make some images.  One of them was model/photographer/musician Lyndsie Alguire (with whom I was meeting for the first time).  She was the last person I was shooting before I had to make the four hour drive home, and as the light began to quickly fade, we made a little series using Fuji’s monochromatic Instax.  With the flash forced off, and the light fading, the exposure time grew longer and longer and handshake began to appear in the images.  However, to me, it all seems to work, creating images of spooky beauty that remind me of Victorian Gothic prose, such as Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.  I am counting the days until I get my film back from the lab.

These are my five favourites from the little series.  I also encourage you to check out Lyndsie’s work (both in front of and behind the camera) at her website www.LyndsieAlguire.ca.  You can also find her on Tumblr as SuspendedLight and on Instagram as @LyndsieAlguire.


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I am a film photographer based in Prince Edward County. I make images of people, places, and things - you know, nouns.

3 thoughts on “Spooky Beauty”

  1. Pingback: Montreal Part 3 of 3: Lyndsie Alguire | J. J. Sommer

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