WE! SHOOT IT, "eigentlich müsste man mal..." oder "la déesse en france" by Michael Compensis and Thomas von Salomon, shot completely analog on Polaroid 55 Black and White Film
“One day, I want to...” is often how ideas start out that never seem to happen. But not for photographer duo Michael Compensis and Thomas von Salomon from WE! shoot it.
“One day, I want to drive to France in a Citroën DS,” is what Thomas thought, who had just fulfilled his childhood dream with this extravagant automobile. “You know, you'd have to photograph everything analog on classic 4x5-inch film, preferably Polaroid Type 55.” Michael added. No sooner said than done. The duo drove off the very next day. The film has unfortunately been discontinued for more than ten years, but on a little detour to Düsseldorf, they managed to find some old stock. The next day after dreaming the “One day, I want to...” dream, the duo jumped into a Citroën DS 21 Pallas with a trunk full: 60 sheets of film, an old Linhof Technika, a couple of buckets of sodium sulphide, and wetting agents – off to France!
The duo discovered all locations on the way, without even knowing in the morning where they would end up in the evening. Photos were taken in front of the bed and breakfast, the restaurant for dinner, and finally, at the beautiful start and finish lines of the former Grand Prix circuit of Reims Gueux! To make the series complete, the two photographers met up with Melina Johannsen @vintagebeautyglam, who not only modeled for them but also contributed the proper 60s styling with lots of love.
The two present their personal work on GoSee along with an exclusive selection of making-of photos. Enjoy and welcome to marvelous 2019!