My friend Magnus. DP1 + studio = love. RAW.

My friend, Magnus. 

It’s my pure pleasure to present to you my friend Magnus. He came to one of my photo lessons and for this lesson we rented a smaller studio and he was maybe the best target I could ask for. I used the DP1 most of the time even though I did have the SD14 with me. I’m pretty sure the DP2 will become a very good friend to both me and my DP1 ones it’s out. For your info I used one big softbox and a white backdrop. I tried to have the light straight behind me so I kneeled under it to take these shots. (it also made sense to go down, this guy is 14 years old and not very big). Wanna see this image at full resolution? 

DP1 RAW PACK MAGNUS | four images, 46MB
Use Sigma Photo Pro or Adobe Lightroom to develop these images.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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2 Responses to My friend Magnus. DP1 + studio = love. RAW.

  1. Clive says:

    Carl, my guess that this post would have gotten a lot more responses with a variety as the Sigma Forum twin did – or if we click on your Flickr stream to see those shots as I just did.

    Let me put my comments here also then, so you have them on your website…and it is great to get clearer here that these young people are also your coming students in photography itself. Well done.

    Here’s the rest of the commenting.

    Very thoughtful pictures, Carl.

    At least this is what I thought, in looking through them with a little more peace this morning.

    I think you are growing, as an artist among other ways perhaps.

    Somewhere in all this is not only the talent in some wonderful lightings and subtle situations, but that you encourage somehow the expression persons each give you. In those variations and individual’s truths of moments, are a great deal of insight we have a chance to find.

    I found I quite appreciated the excursions into lives these young persons are making. It’s all to easy for us to think, costumes, teen foolery or showing off. But meaning is there, both transparent and hidden exactly by that aspect of ‘costume’.

    Thoughts, anyway. And a smiling ‘adult’ shake of the head in it too, showing my own honesty. Somehow the fashion for boys to wear trousers which these days seem to be literally falling off has been a hard one to grasp. Maybe besides its shock value, there is something to a pattern I learned in a very fine novel of 1930’s or so native americans.

    The custom then among the Pueblos was to take the store-bought clothes, but modify them. They cut the heels off the boots, to make them like moccasins; and they cut the ‘seat’ out of denim trousers, to make them like the leather leggings which they traditionally wore in similar situations. That the behind was covered rather loosely by loincloths was part of the nature of it, and I think actually a kind of masculine expression. I am strong, and I show you…that sort of thing. Maybe a little thumb towards the adult-acting whites also, just possibly. So maybe it is not so different from young Swedes today?

    Anyway, I ended up really liking this series, as I so often do of yours, Carl. Individuality is a great substance, and it helps all relationships, as I expect you also sense to find.

    Best regards to you, and to Linn, in whose direction I find myself often enough thinking, for her own paths and journeys, well appreciated as I think you know.

    One more year ‘ancient’ today…so you get this ;). I do not feel very ancient.



  2. Thanks Clive, read your comment here and there. Now I also got OK from these people to post some more on my website! :D Some of these kids do have problems at home, but apparently not all of them. Some just want to be different, to show the world that they’re not to be fitted as easily as others.

    Next week I’ll have another session with more of them. Age ranging between 14 and 21. It’s going to be fun! :)

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