Tommy Næss’ Season of Portraiture

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Tommy Næss is an amateur photographer living in Oslo who says, “photography is about catching moments, situations and people – as a part of everyday life as I’m living it.” Seeking a little more structure, Tommy has embarked on a portrait-a-week project in order to get some experience in planning shoots and communicating with subjects.

Using Tri-X black and white film that he develops himself, Tommy is going for a documentary style. Why film? Aside from the slower pace of the work and the style, Tommy admits to being a “hopeless nostalgic when it comes to analogue cameras and techniques.”

Since his Hasselblad 503 doesn’t have a built in meter, Tommy uses one of his handheld meters, either the Sekonic L-308S or L-358. The L-358  is his favorite since its easy to use with one hand.

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

© Tommy Næss

Tommy is getting some great results and manages to make his subjects look fascinating. This project will take him through to the end of June and he plans to start again this September. Keep up with him at tommynaess.org.

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