La Dolce Vita



La Dolce Vita, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Model : Sarah Hurrell
MUA / Hair : Vicki Suddaby – http://www.vickisuddaby.co.uk/
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (That would be me again)

I know I keep making a habit of posting over the weekend but I’ve just finished up the edit from this shoot and wanted this shot on my blog.
More from this one later in the week but I’m sooo very happy with the results. Not bad to say at around 7pm the evening before the model we had lined up dropped out (not entirely all her fault and she had the decency to call me personally). . . . . . .
All I can say it’s handy to have a network of reliable models ready to jump in at the last minute.

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Artemis // Bar Lane // Creative Fashion



Untitled Editorial, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Shot at Bar Lane Studios
Model : Artemis Fauna

Sometimes a shoot just comes together. I found Artemis from looking at another photographers work online, I dropped her a line just to say well done and what would you know she was only going to be in York a few days later.
A few phone calls later I’d acquired my space and everything was set.
See it really isn’t that hard to get yourself creating new work, you just need to get off your behind.

A quick note on the space used. Bar Lane Studios, one of Yorks more creative venues. Gallery, artists in residence with studios, little cafe plus an event list packed to the gills. The basement was a recent find for me and figured it was worth a punt at using for this shoot. It worked really rather well, a couple of things could be done to help out some but all in all really nice (bit chilly mind but what can one expect in a basement mid February). Checkout the Bar Lane gang and if you’re ever in York why not pop in for some culture –

Artemis // Bar Lane

Artemis // Bar Lane

Artemis // Bar Lane

Artemis // Bar Lane

Artemis // Bar Lane

One of the reasons I still shoot film alongside my digital.



Fashion Editorial, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Sometimes the world stops to take a breath. This is where you will find me waiting.
Visual lyrics forming a poem for my eyes.

Model : Sarah Hurrell
MUA / Hair : Vicki Suddaby – https://www.facebook.com/VickiSuddabyMakeupArtist
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (That would be me again)

Kodak Tri X 400
Leica CL
40mm Summicron

Oh the reason? I kinda guessed that was obvious.

Yazi Second Set



Yazi, originally uploaded by bang*.

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I don’t usually make a habit of blogging over the weekend but seeing as I’m prepping for a rather busy one tomorrow I figured I’d put a little post together.
Also for those who haven’t made the jump there yet I’ve finally got myself a bang photography facebook page. Why not swing on over when you’re finished here and give me a little like love, thanks.
Plus if you’re wanting to see a little more of my recent work swing over the newly tarted up bang | Photography website and let me know your thoughts

A few more as promised from the portfolio shoot with Yazi.

Model : Yazi van Bathory
MUA / Hair : Yazi
Cleaver : Models own . . . . .
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (That would be me again)

Yazi

Yazi

Yazi

The beauty is all around us



The beauty is all around us, originally uploaded by bang*.

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You just need to open your eyes.

Somebody was hinting that maybe I was neglecting those who come here to see a little something other than my portrait work.
Today this post is just for those very people.

I’m in the process of overhauling my online print sales site so have spent a good few hours trawling through my archive from last year. Here are a few which haven’t been published until now.

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Fuji X100 (you know that camera I didn’t get on with but still took some great images with)

The beauty is all around us

The beauty is all around us
I know crazy weird right?

(C)over boy // Reworked by himself



(C)over boy // Reworked by himself, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Another from last week with Jaime, well I say another it’s the same shot from before but with a little something something. He’s somewhat of a creative man and put this together. I dig it and figured I’d share the love. Check out more of Jaimes stuff here jwandsmurrayillustration.tumblr.com/

Model : Jamie Wands-Murray (Maverick Models)
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (moi!)
Post Production – Jaime

Leica CL 40mm f2
Kodak Tri X in D76 (standard)

(C)over Boy



(C)over Boy, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Model : Jamie Wands-Murray (Maverick Models)
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (moi!)

Leica CL 40mm f2
Kodak Tri X in D76 (standard)

Using the film cameras more and more for these shoots. Partly as I’m starting to trust that they still work and partly as I’m still in love with that little difference that the film look has.
I’m still running with the Film26 project, 26 two week periods of the year where we work through the alphabet for subject matter. You may now understand the title of the photo & this post.
I have to say I’m blown away by this little rangefinder. Previous to the CL I’ve used a rare (simply because they’re kinda worthless and mostly broken) Lordomat & a Yashica MG-1 (cheap as chips fixed lens “compact” rangefinder from the 60’s (ish).
Before you all get “I thought you were immune to G.A.S.” this was all early(ish) last year during my long term GAS illness.
Now the Lordomat was my first rangefinder camera and for that I dig it, it is also a thing of beauty. All chrome and metal and heavy. The lens was actually pretty good if slightly dreamy wide open. I just hated the tiny (and I mean tiny) viewfinder. So I started looking for something to replace it with (whilst ignoring the Leicas) I really wanted something handy but also quick to use almost as a snapshot camera. So I headed into the muddy waters of 60’s Compact rangefinders. Compact is a laugh, you’ll see if you ever pick one up. The Olympus 35 SP was my real aim but not for the price they now go for. So I stuck with the Yashica Electro that isn’t a Yashica Electro and only cost me £15. It’s okay, shot plenty of stuff with it but the aperture priority only shooting mode really started to bug me as I had to rely on the meter firstly being right and secondly being accurate.
So to the Leica CL. This is pretty much exactly what I’ve wanted from a rangefinder since I discovered how much I like them. Sure i’ll admit it isn’t a Leica M but it takes M lenses and shoots the same film. It’s lighter, smaller and has a built in meter (which works). Plus if someone asks to see it I’m not going to have to ask them to pay a deposit before I hand it over.
Maybe soon I’ll run through my medium format camera of choice these days. I’ve been trying a few different systems (via a process of begging and borrowing) over the last 6 months or so and I’m now feeling sure that I’ve found my camera.
So more film coming from me in various sizes, type and such. Five rolls went to the lab yesterday and I’m planning on running a good few through the cameras during my shoots this weekend.

Oh happy Valentines and all that too.

Mark

(C)over Boy

(C)ase