Sunday with Kira

The following blog post contains nudity.

A drawer full of unused film is a sad sight indeed.

So when i was gifted with several days off work and feeling creative I loaded up the camera bag and the car and took a trip down south to shoot some film portraits with my good friend and model, Kira Andrews. The following images feature a close and personal portraiture session where Kira exhibits a quiet, graceful and seductive inner strength whilst relaxing in her chosen wardrobe.

120mm Ilford Delta ISO 100 PRO - Bronica ETRSi

Kira is an a-typical model in the fact that she exudes a style that is closer to a rock / punk look than your average freelance model. 

120mm Ilford Delta ISO 100 PRO - Bronica ETRSi

120mm Ilford FP4 PLUS - Bronica ETRSi

The quiet confidence and grace shown in these images was both beautiful and humbling to capture. There is just something about how the hair falls over her eyes combining with the soft focus on film grain that produces something breath-taking.

120mm Ilford FP4 PLUS - Bronica ETRSi

35mm Cinestill ISO 800 - Pentax ME Super 50mm

35mm Cinestill ISO 800 - Pentax ME Super 50mm

Working with a combination of both monochrome and colour film resulted in an amazing range of tones as well as highlighting how strongly the 'feel' of an image is affected by the choice to use colour (or not). On reflection the combination of both 35mm and 120mm film types, really helps to give a sense of intimacy, through the distortion of close up shots.

120mm Ilford Delta ISO 100 PRO - Bronica ETRSi

35mm Cinestill ISO 800 - Pentax ME Super

35mm Cinestill ISO 800 - Pentax ME Super

The raw quality of film gives each portrait a sense of immediacy.

120mm Ilford FP4 PLUS - Bronica ETRSi

120mm Ilford FP4 PLUS - Bronica ETRSi

Find Kira via
Instagram: @kira_anneandrews
The web: www.kiraandrews.my-free.website