I'm a film photographer living in the middle of Iowa. I am technically skilled in photographing, developing, and printing black and white film and pictures. I haven't photographed people much, but I am equipped with studio lights. I shoot my 35mm film with a Leica and my medium format with a Hasselblad. I'm looking to get started by way of time for prints. The prints would be traditional silver prints made in my darkroom. I do shoot digital and am proficient with photoshop as well.
Time for prints is how I'm planning on getting started. These will be 8x10 prints from my basement darkroom, so the quality of the paper is going to be above what you'd get with digital prints.
The style of photos I'm interested in making include:
-Fine art fashion photos in outdoor settings (available light)
-Staged shots with vehicles and both natural/studio lights
-Desolation photos on barren landscapes
-Ghostly/nostalgic photos in abandoned buildings
-Dramatic portraiture with studio lighting
I'm a fan of 1940s and 1950s culture and have a few props available for creating sets of that style. Retro style photos from that time period of any kind interest me. I also own a few classic cars, motorcycle, vespa scooters, etc... which could be used as props.
If you're wanting some artistic prints and are willing to work in a loosely structured, on-the-fly basis, that works best for me. I'm laid back and though I take the technical photography seriously because I'm wanting to build a legitimate portfolio, I don't plan on working under any stress.
I just want to take however many hours it takes to get the results we're both looking to achieve. I'm more than willing to show you what's going on throughout every step of the process if you've ever wanted to watch someone in a darkroom make prints.