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 favor the candid over the contrived and exclusively work with natural light. My work has 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 takes 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.

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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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