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Today’s feature is a beautiful nighttime portrait series from videographer Clay Boonthanakit. Clay used neon lights, interesting compositions, and the colors of CineStill 800T to push creative boundaries and bring these images to life. Here is more from Clay about creating this series…
I’ve been a videographer for quite a few years, but only began shooting film photos within the past 3 months. My best friend told me to check out the Cinestill 800T film stock because he knows how much I would love the color profile of the film. I put it to the test and had my girlfriend act as my model. I wanted to try 1 roll during day and 1 during night.
For the day time, we went to this quaint neighborhood around Atwater Village, CA and waited till golden hour to shoot. It was such pleasant weather! My girlfriend and I just wandered around and took photos casually.
The night time shots were in Santa Monica. Parking was as horrendous and expensive as always, so we ended up parking 2 miles away from the pier. My hope was to have fog roll over the pier at night so I could get an awesome diffused glow in the night. So me, my girlfriend, and best friend grabbed a bite to eat, walked those 2 miles, and lo and behold there was a pier with fog gently hugging the neon-esque lights. What a joy it was to have a shoot go exactly as you wanted… which as we all know is rarely the case.
Fun note: The Olympus OM10 that I use is my father’s old camera that he’s had since The early 1980’s!