Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer

Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film

Today, we’re featuring a beautiful and creative portrait series from film photographer Felicitas Schwenzer. Felicitas worked with German actress Alexa Harms to capture a gold inspired series on medium format film. Here is more from Felicitas about working with Alexa…

Alexa is one of the actresses I was lucky to work with. I’ve been really drawn to actors lately, they fascinate, mesmerize and surprise me. To me, actors and actresses convey their very own, unconventional beauty and hold an exceptional aesthetic. Each and every one of them has his or her unique expression and facial play, this one certain glimpse I’m so eager to portray.

Actors and actresses don’t pose like a model, they move their body rather lyrically and sometimes even a little odd – an ideal premise for the kind of photos I desire to take. Also, they are in on every weird idea or concept that crosses my mind, no questions asked.

Alexa, in this case, was willing to let me cover her body and face in gold leaves, uncomplainingly held up impossible poses until I was finally pleased with the composition and (most of all) put up with snippets of gold covering her apartment, arguably for all eternity.

Analog cameras and films used: Mamiya RB67 (Find at KEH Camera or on eBay) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon), Kodak Portra 800 (Find on Amazon)

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Medium Format Fine Art Portrait Series Mamiya RB67 Kodak Portra 400
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film
Fine Art Portraits in Gold by Felicitas Schwenzer on Shoot It With Film

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