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Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith

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Today, we’re featuring a stunning portrait session from L.A. film photographer Henry Keith. Henry worked with poet and speaker Michael Nelder to create images full of depth, meaning, and their own sense of poetry. Check them out below along with a few words from Henry about his series…

I started shooting film with a Canon AT1 that was freely given to me by a friend in 2017. Inspired by the book from Henry Carroll, “Read This If You Want To Take Good Photos of People” (find on Amazon), I was encouraged to take portraits about people rather of people. This shoot with poet, impact speak, and communications coach Michael Nelder (www.michaelnelder.com) was inspired by the struggle of having a voice but still not being heard. I love these images because even without saying a word the images speak. Also, Michael had some tattoos with words that have a strong message. I absolutely love shooting film because it causes you to be very intentional. I hope to continue shooting more portraits about people using film from all camera formats.

Analog cameras and films used: Mamiya RZ67 (Find at KEH Camera or eBay) | Kodak Portra 160 (Find on Amazon), Ilford HP5 (Find on Amazon)

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Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

Portrait Series with Poet Michael Nelder by Henry Keith on Shoot It With Film

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