While searching the net for photographers who shoot latex on film, I stumbled upon this image–shot on Fuji instant film–on Flickr by Eric, a photographer in California, who goes by the name refractionless on the site.
The photograph has such a casual and innocent elegance that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Black rubber bathed in golden sunlight and a simple outdoor setting provide a different feel than the usual latex fashion studio work. Plus the model, YKat, is stunningly gorgeous. Eric says the following on the shoot and his photography:
This shot was taken in the Sunset District of San Francisco before we went to Mike West’s Rope::Burn show. The dress is from Syren and YKat is currently doing some fitting work for one of their designers.
YKat started modeling for me about five months ago. She is also a photographer and shoots both digital and film. I am strictly a film user. I like the look of film as well as the process. I shoot medium and large format film almost exclusively. I have many cameras: pinhole, twin lens reflex, field, rangefinder, plastic cam, and panoramic. I also collect expired film. My most recent find was 12 boxes of Tri-X Pan that expired in 1981. I have also got some color negative and instant film with extreme color shifts. I’ve only shot a few packs of Fuji instant peel film (FP-100C45 and FP-100B45). I miss the negative option of Polaroid, but find the Fuji to have great color and tonal range.
View more from the set here.