After shooting Tim and Chelle's awesome engagement session on Sunday just I couldn't wait to get them up on the Twin Lens Life to share with you all! Tim is our guy when it comes to shooting Super8. He is super creative and a really good friend. And because of his amazing taste in women as well as cinema he just so happened to pick one of the coolest, prettiest and all around bestest gals to marry him. Chelle is a "Southern Belle" with a good dose of southern california style. From Tim's mustache down to Chelle's snazzy cowgirl boots, I absolutely love their relaxed vintage style! But back to the point, I couldn't wait to get to get all the film back from Richard photo lab to share these, so we may just have to do two posts on this one. Post one... "Instant Love!" So we've really nailed this new process we've been doing with Fuji's Instant Pack Film. What we basically do is take the goop part of the film that you'd usually just peel off and quickly throw away, because it's slimy and stinks, but instead we save it to unearth the instant negative! A beautiful, rich, three-dimensional and incredibly sharp negative! [See our pervious posts: love at first sight, unveiling love, and goopy love] Just check out the neg on the above left. Better than the print! Our Main tools we use are old towels, clorox bleach and a toothbrush to rub off the black backing. It's craft time! :~) Using just those tools we can be as messy or as immaculate as we want, but you get a transparent negative! It takes some patience but I really love the process. What do you think? The two below are from shots that we were not so careful with. A few of the goop negs ended up dried stuck together, so a lot of the dies were lost in cleaning but they came out looking really soft and beautiful in the end (Above). Below is a shot in the L.A. Subway (Yes Los Angeles has a subway) taken on Fuji's FP300B. This neg has a white, rather than black, backing. So the negative is immediately visible and can just be scanned reflective! Notice that the negative holds much greater detail than the initial print two below. Tim loved the old movie reels covering the ceilings at the Hollywood and Vine station. Well that just scratches the surface of what all we have cooking from this shoot! Plus we have Tim and Chelle's Wedding in Arrowhead in April! So hope y'all like some good ol' home style analog photos with generous a helping of handsome... Cause that's what's cookin! And for those who care, here is a close-up of one of the negatives (left) as compared to the instant print (right). Incredible!