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A Tell-Tale Heart

Model: Tay Car / Camera used: Hasselblad 501 CM 

Film: Tri-x mistakingly developed as Hp5+ rated at 1600

Developed in D76 / 1:1 / 4 mins over developed

Ok first things first, I have to say this was a pretty cool shoot. We not only had a cool concept (Sharilyn Wells' concept)  to work with, but we also had a pretty gross but real prop, an pig heart! That said, I would like to give a shout out to our model due to the fact that although being a vegan, she totally willing to work with us when it came to actually holding and interacting with our bloody mess. Alright enough with the background noise... off to the photos! 

Model: Tay Car / Camera used: Hasselblad 501 CM 

Film: Tri-x mistakingly developed as Hp5+ rated at 1600 

Developed in D76 / 1:1 / 4 mins over developed

For those that don't know the story behind Edgar Allen Poe's A Tell-Tale Heart, heres the run down. Dude ( in our case, our model), plagued by a disease that heightens his senses, is trouble by the nature of his metal state. As the story goes, we find out that he (she) lives with an old man and despite his (her) affection for him, has a problem with one of his eyes, which happens to be pale blue and film covered. 

Model: Tay Car / Cameras used: Sony A7 

Lens: Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 Z 

Every night, he (she) spies on the old man, until one day he (she) can't take it anymore and decides to rid herself of him as well as his blue eye by ending the old man's life. At this point he (she) cuts him up and buries the old man's remains under the floor.

Model: Tay Car / Camera used: Hasselblad 501 CM 

Film: Tri-x mistakingly developed as Hp5+ rated at 1600 

Developed in D76 / 1:1 / 4 mins over developed

By the end of the story, our murder is visited by three policemen called upon by one of his (her) neighbors. After convincing them that the old man is out of town they go to the old man's room to kill some time and chat. At this point, due to our murder's disease, his heightened senses (hearing), he starts to hear a terrible ticking noise gets louder and louder and louder. 

Model: Tay Car / Camera used: Hasselblad 501 CM 

Film: Tri-x mistakingly developed as Hp5+ rated at 1600 

Developed in D76 / 1:1 / 4 mins over developed

Model: Tay Car / Cameras used: Sony A7 

Lens: Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 Z 

Not being able to take the ticking any longer, our murder confesses his crime and takes them to where the old man's remains are buried. The story ends with revealing that the ticking was actually coming from the old mans heart! Scary huh!? Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Ok no more silliness, I have decided to attach some of my other favorites below. Alright, thats it for now =) I have a clown shoot in the morning and better get some rest! Make sure to check back in... I will be posting some from that session in my next post! 

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