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From "The Wardrobe Session(s)."


I had the pleasure to being book for a photo session with an extremely talented Colombian actress, dancer and social activist, Tatiana "Tata" Bonilla.

As I usually do, I'd book a studio (Cajaforzada, one of my faves in Bogotá) and after a meeting with my future client we laid down everything we would be doing at the session.

But as it usually happens, something I really love, the moment we entered the studio we forgot of everything we had 'planned' and we just went with the flow.

Tata knew of my big passion and commitment for analog, so without (almost) even realising we started working in the studio's wardrobe, which is as small as it is cool, using that mixture of tungsten, fluorescent lighting that really makes you wonder if you're doing the right thing.

But by that time we had stopped questioning ourselves, and just went (I'll repeat myself on here) with the flow.

Tata was stunning; not something I was surprised by, as at our pre-session meeting I had already figured that out, but to see and experience so much enthusiasm on myself using film, instead of those terrified looks I'd usually get, was such a high point and (why not) a confidence boost.

To make it short, we spent more time shooting in the wardrobe than in the studio itself (a studio I do like per se, but that was not enough.) And the fun went on up to the following day, as we decided to keep on shooting (analog, duh) outdoors. Thanks Tata.




Nikon F4s / Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 AF-D / Delta Pan 400

Minolta Autometer IVF

Epson Perfection 4490 / No Photoshop

Self-developed in Agfa Rodinal 1:50

Development details on FilmDev


CajaForzada Photography Studios, Bogotá (COL)

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Taken on September 2, 2015