First Impressions of the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens: Michelle Marshall


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.

Photos: Michelle Marshall

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.

Photos: Michelle Marshall

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.

Photos: Michelle Marshall

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.

Photos: Michelle Marshall

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.

See more of Michelle’s work via her website and Instagram page.

written by lomographysoholondon on 2016-11-24 #gear #people #art #soho #lens #london #uk #lal #daguerreotype-achromat #michelle-marshall

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Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is available for Canon EF, Nikon F, or Pentax K mounts (both analog and digital), and many other camera models using adaptors!

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