There are two installements already online through the project's dedicated publication. Medium is a brand new platform for me so if you happen to be active over there let me know and we'll connect.
BUBBLES, WORDS AND MASTERMINDS
This is where I'd usually write something personal about the following series of images—the mood, probably what was going through my mind while I was shooting. Instead I thought I'd go behind the scenes on this one, mainly because I think it's a good example of gear feeding inspiration. All of these were shot with the X-Pro2 and the XF 90mm f/2, a lens I've had for about a month now. They were also shot in JPEG using the Acros film simulation I've mentioned mmm...once or twice before.
I love Acros, obviously. But truth be told I don't necessarily commit to black and white files all that often: I need to feel it's adding to the process. When I do however, I usually go all in without the raw safety net as a fallback solution; the danger and irreversibility are part of the appeal, as illogical as this may seem. Knowing I can't go back keeps me on my toes and heightens my sense of awareness, altering the dynamics of the shoot. I very much believe it's all connected.
We'd been working on the pool, trying to bring it out of swamp state on the one day available for our home—which has been incredibly neglected due to circumstances. I had already picked up my camera when the kids brought out the bubbles but this being June, the light was still fairly harsh, even late in the afternoon. So instead of fighting it, I decided to actually use all of this contrast and switched to my pushed Acros preset: +3 shadows, +1 highlights. When I looked through the EVF, everything around me felt like a lush, black and white magazine spread. And that 90mm? Seriously, I'm becoming addicted.