carly_webber
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive.”
- Martha Graham

Dancer: @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + Kodak
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
5d

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carly_webber Posing is a large part of portrait photography workshops. I've done them. I've tried it. And honestly, I'm finding it's starting to make me cringe. I look at fashion and portrait images (some incredibly beautiful images) and all I can think is 'WHO actually stands or sits like that??? Really?'
It's one way. But it's not for me.
Maybe that's why I'm drawn to athletes and dancers. I can't help them pose - they do what they do instinctively; there is no questioning the authenticity of their movement or stance. And if it's 'imperfect' or doesnt follow the photography rules, I'm fine with that.
That's also why I like people to tell stories and move when I photograph them. It brings out their true character and emotion; there is no faking it.
Here's Nathan @elusive_sausage - moving and talking with all his heart and personality.

Mamiya C330 + Portra
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
5d

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carly_webber
"To live, to truly live, we must be willing to risk. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look."
- Mandy Hale

@sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + TriX
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
6d

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carly_webber I spent yesterday wishing I was here; hanging out with epic people, playing with lights, and making portraits. Planning ahead for another studio date late June/July. Email or Facebook me to be a part of it.
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Dancer: @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + Kodak Portra
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
6d

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carly_webber
Our passion is our strength.

Dancer: @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + Portra
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
1w

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carly_webber
Give light.
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@elusive_sausage
Mamiya C330 + TriX
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1w

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carly_webber Be fearless, have the optimism and the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.

@sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + TriX
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
1w

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carly_webber
"Live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression."
- Amit Ray

Dancer: @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + Kodak TriX
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w

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carly_webber
"To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it."
- Osho

Dancer @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + Portra 160 pushed 1 stop
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w

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carly_webber I would love to do this series again in a big, billowing, long dress. Where does one start looking to hire/loan such a dress in Brisbane?
Sammy leaves for Macau to dance next month. I'd love to find one ASAP so I can photograph her one last time before she goes!
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carly_webber I love it when people genuinely move and laugh.
I've shared a pull back shot on my Facebook page with lighting details, settings and decisions I used for this shoot. If you like that sort of thing, the link is http://www.facebook.com/carlywebberphotographer
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Model @elusive_sausage
Mamiya C330 + Portra160
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w

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carly_webber
"Traveler, there are no paths.
Paths are made by walking."
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@elusive_sausage
Mamiya C330 + TriX
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2w

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carly_webber
"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking."
- Agnes de Mille

Dancer: @sammydymock
Mamiya C330 + TriX
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w

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carly_webber There are three rolls of 120film featuring @sammydymock. Maybe 2 or 3 frames didn't work out quite how we wanted. I'm probably going to post the rest. #spam #sorrynotsorry
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This is Portra 160 shot on the Mamiya C330 at @warehousestudios. Pushed one stop.
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w
  •   jasonmblake @carly_webber - did you push it for this or low light? PS I'm doing a film workshop at Mt Warning in June with Ryan Muirhead and Jai Long. If you know them? 2w
  •   carly_webber Shot at 320. Pushed one stop @jasonmblake 2w
  •   carly_webber @jasonmblake [cough] I pushed it because I shot 5 rolls back to back switching between trix400 and portra160, which was a pain because the tripod I was using was broken and needed a screwdriver to get the camera off to load new film. Anyway, on this occasion I forgot to change the ISO on my light meter [whoops] when I went from TriX to Portra. Realised when I finished the roll. Kicked myself then wrote +1 on the film. Happy accident! Will be shooting most of my Portra at 320 now!! 2w
  •   carly_webber And I know @freethebirdphotography and @ryanmuirhead - amazing inspiring photographers; I love thee work and philosophy. Would love to be going to too, is just a couple of hours south of were we live. Will change your photography and your life I'm certain @jasonmblake. Enjoy! 2w
  •   ewenbell cool 2w
  •   jasonmblake Thanks again @carly_webber. Looking very forward to the workshop, like a kid in a lolly shop! Hey what a great accident- mental note "portra 320!!" Remember 2w
  •   schmick Lovely series @carly_webber Where are you shooting these days? I like the industrial feel! 2w

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carly_webber Growing up in New Zealand, Maori language, culture and history was prominent in our schooling, work, and everyday living. Even if you were not Maori, chances are you knew at least a dozen words and greetings, had prepared and eaten hangi, and been welcomed onto a Marae. Now I'm raising a family in Australia, I thought it was important to learn more about the indigenous people and culture of my 'other' home.
I met Nathan, aka @elusive_sausage on Instagram earlier this year. He's since shared with me some of the stories and history of his people, and the work he does for @iuih, #deadlychoices and #indigenoushealth. We got talking about #project100 and a possible portrait series of #aboriginal people. Excited to have his help and guidance, and see where it might lead.
First, it seemed fitting that I get him in front of the camera for a few portraits...
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Mamiya C330 + TriX
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carly_webber Portra 160. Not pushed. Such a different colour, tone and texture.
Classic. Beautiful.
Oh film, you make my heart go
Dancer: @sammydymock
Studio: @warehousestudios
Mamiya C330 + Portra 160
Develop + Scan @richardphotolab
2w

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