The last decade wasn’t all about landscape photography. fortuity has offered some unique opportunities in the music and film industries, and many are documented below. Capturing black and white portraits is a challenged compared to photographing mountains but a chance to push out of the comfort zone.
The following black and white portraits were candid captures, only four of the ten photos involve eye contact with the camera. Most of the Fujifilm cameras offer eye and face tracking but I prefer to be in control of the focal point. If you used eye tracking feel free to post your experiences in the comments below.
Black and White Portraits
The black and white portraits below are processed in Lightroom using the FlixelPix Black and White Lightroom Presets.
1. Kyle John Suckling
First on the list is singer, songwriter and producer Kyle John Suckling. Kyle has worked with artists across the globe and has released a number of solo albums over recent years. A talented musician, Kyle is often found in the Mourne Mountains with myself and Davy Watson.
2. Peter J McCauley
Peter is the voice of Rams’ Pocket Radio and a solo artist of considerable standing. He is currently on tour with Northern Ireland’s Foy Vance.
3. James Price
There is nothing about coffee this man doesn’t know. Captured at the White Star Coffee roasting unit in Belfast.
4. Michael Mormecha
Multitalented Michael is the lead singer of Northern Ireland band Mojo Fury. He has considerable success as a solo artist and producer and performs with Lisburn artist Amy Montgomery. Check out the Michael Mormecha album cover shoot.
5. James Lyttle
James is another talented music producer from Lisburn Northern Ireland. A master of a range of instruments James plays guitar and keyboards in Mojo Fury. Image captured on County Down’s Tyrella beach.
6. Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent requires no introduction having appeared in a vast array of television and feature films. Image captured backstage with the Fujfilm X100 at Belfast’s BigIF event.
7. Richard Dormer
Another image captured backstage at the Belfast BigIF event. Richard Dormer has appeared in films/dramas such as Fortitude, Game of Thrones and Good Vibrations. Richard originates from Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
8. Ernie McMillan
First featured on the Guitar Maker post. Ernie is a master luthier based in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
9. Lalor Roddy
Lalor Roddy has appeared in an array of television and feature film productions. Image captured on the set of the film Even Gods.
10. Paul Caddell
Paul Caddell is an actor based in Belfast. In Game of Thrones he is playing the role of Jacks joining the cast as a guest star in the second season. Image captured on the set of short film, Even Gods.
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