Michelle Marshall is a London based fashion photographer whose work has been featured in Vogue Italia and Vice magazine. We love her striking portraits and lent her the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens to test out.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I live and work in London as a freelance photographer. My work mainly revolves around portraiture with assignments ranging from commercial to fashion editorials, backstage photography to private commissions. I favour the candid over the contrived, and exclusively work with natural light. My work has been been featured on Vogue Italia online, i-D, Vice, Red Milk, Boys by Girls, Volt magazine.
How was it shooting with the Daguerreotype Achromat lens?
Shooting with the DA was pretty straight forward. it probably took 10-15 minutes to work it all out.
What did you choose to shoot?
The lens arrived a day before i was due to shoot Ben, who was coming to the studio for a test session. I thought this would be a good opportunity to try it out as those sittings are usually super relaxed.
Have you had any difficult or challenging situations throughout your photography career?
People/portrait photography is a give and take sort of process. What makes a portrait is the photographer’s initial intent to take a subject’s photograph as much as it is the subject’s intention to be photographed. Without those two elements there is no successful portrait, so this is a constant challenge.
What’s coming up in the future?
Just keeping on meeting people and keep on shooting.