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It's time for the forth article from Max!
The project is called "High Heels".

Maximilian Heinrich

How did this idea of a project came to you?

Full-disclosure, this was my very first completely analog photo set at a time when I was still learning the basics about analog photography. So all I wanted back then was to do a first „test fashion shoot“ on black and white film (35mm). It felt naturally to start with a completely black outfit for my model and a rather industrial, artsy background.

Maximilian Heinrich

Who was your model?

For this set, I asked my girlfriend Katharina whether she would like to model. She is a fashion blogger and I usually take (digital) photos of her outfits. So this was the first time I asked her to help me gain more experience and improve my analog photography skills. I have done this a lot ever since. ;)

Maximilian Heinrich

How did you choose the set?

As a location, I chose the Hackerbrücke in Munich (a well-known photo location) since I like its cold, industrial feel. It offers a variety of interesting backgrounds and inspired me to use lenses with different focal lengths for my compositions. I also got a bit lucky with the light since the strong sunlight produced all sorts of interesting shadows without illuminating my model too much. In cases where she was positioned in direct sunlight, I made her turn her head to create clear lines instead of strange, unwanted shadows in her face.

Maximilian Heinrich

What camera/film did you choose?

I shot this photo set with my Leica M6 with a 50mm Summicron and my father’s old Minolta XD-7 with 85mm f/1.7 and a 24-35mm f/3.5 Minolta MD lenses. The entire set was shot on Ilford FP4 that received certainly enough light that day. My knowledge of correct exposure was a bit limited back then, but I still like how the results turned out.

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

Maximilian Heinrich

You can find the original photo set on his website: maxplusone.net
For more work from Max, check out these links: maxplusone.net, Youtube.