"A timeless scene of a young woman waiting for her partner at the theatre"
The third one is about a project called „Waiting for a no-show“.
How did this idea of a project came to you?
I got inspired to do this photo set when my girlfriend and I took some street fashion portraits for her fashion blog in front of this theatre. When post-processing her (digital) images, I noticed the timeless quality of the black and white images and liked the contrast to her modern outfit.
This sparked the simple idea to show a timeless scene of a young woman waiting
for her partner at a theatre but give it something very modern and up-to-date. I therefore deliberately chose a classic black and white film and rather modern-looking model with fitting outfit. When preparing for the shoot, I put some more thought into it and came up with the story about her waiting in vain, hence the title „Waiting for a no-show“.
Who are your models?
So far, I rarely shoot with professional models. My models are usually good-looking friends or aspiring models that I find through TFP (time for print) Facebook groups. In this particular case, I got to know the model Zarah through a friend I had photographed a couple of times before. I basically noticed her on an image on Instagram and kindly asked our mutual friend whether it would be alright to approach Zarah. In my opinion, she was quite a good fit for this shoot.
How did you choose the set?
As mentioned above, I already shot at this particular location before. Since it actually is a theatre built from 1900-1901, it was the perfect setting for this shoot.
What camera/film did you choose?
The entire set was shot on Ilford HP5+ (120 film) rated at ISO 400. As I usually do, I exposed for the shadows. For cameras, I used the Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 80mm f/2.8 lens and a 150mm f/3.5 which I only used for a couple of shots. In addition, I used my Yashica Mat 124G for the 6x6 images.
You can find the original photo set on my website: maxplusone.net/no-show.