Cool and Calm — a Photo Gallery by @botty59


A great portrait celebrates the subject's mood, beauty, and emotions. For a portrait to be effective, it helps to collaborate with a model who understands your vision. It also pays to master lighting techniques and to experiment with your gear, including your choice of films. Based on these delicate photographs, community member @botty59 seems to be on the right track.

Credits: botty59

Clean tones, muted colors, and inky shadows are some of the recurring elements in these photos. And while the lovely muses appear to be nonchalant in their expressions, they pair well with the solemn, laid-back aesthetic of these shots, some of which were taken with the LomoChrome Metropolis.

Credits: botty59

Film can dramatically enhance or alter the overall feel of a photograph. Imagine if these were taken in grainy black & white or vibrant color negative—without a doubt, the images will still turn out splendidly. Most likely, we will be interpreting the mood differently!

Credits: botty59

To see more photos, visit @botty59's LomoHome.

written by shhquiet on 2021-10-09


  1. leisuresuit
    leisuresuit ·

    Very nice gallery!

  2. klawe
    klawe ·

    Some nice pics.

  3. flamingoid
    flamingoid ·

    Truly excellent portrait work! Followed.

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