June 26, 2013

New GANT shoot

Last week I went out to the archipelago for a new shoot with GANT. Naive produced the film and the director was Andreas Öhman, known from features as I rymden finns inga känslor och Bitchkram. The still photographer was the talented and stunningly beautiful Sanna Dahlén, that I also worked with on the film for Gina Tricot.

I addition to have a bit of a vintage look to the film I tried and compared some older zoom lenses that Ljud & Bildmedia had on the shelves. There were some old Elite once, and some Angenieux that I liked, but what totally blew my mind was the (in the 80’s built) Cooke 18-100mm T3. This was a beautiful lens with a very soft and nice sharpness and the characteristic flower looking Cooke-bokeh. Modern lenses are built to prevent flares and refection distortions within the lens glasses, but with the Cooke 18-100mm you had a distortion by just gently whispering “sunlight” to the optics!
And for this film, that was just what we wanted. The only bad thing: It was the heaviest bastard that I’ve ever shot handheld with. Jesus!
Of course I had my strong and secure camera grip, Michael Wirtberg with me, that is also presented in the picture above.

The film was shot on Arri Alexa and with a Cooke 18-100mm lens. It will be released by the end of this year.