Lauren Stewart, 15, July 6 2017

Lauren Stewart, 15 July 6 2017 — Photographs — Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Lauren Stewart is the youngest of my two granddaughters. She lives in Burnaby BC and has been dancing at the Arts Umbrella Dance Company for 8 years. She is a very good dancer but I believe that the Arts Umbrella Dance Company has taught her something that is difficult to obtain. It is poise and being sure of who you are and where you are.

Lauren hates this dress because she says it should be worn by an 8-year-old. She came to our Kitsilano house for the photograph and she says that she will now retire it. Last week she became 15. Perhaps the dress has served as a transition between being a little girl to becoming a woman.

The photograph is a scan of Fujifilm FP-300B Instant Film which is sadly discontinued. It is rated at 3200 ISO. The light was a beauty dish in which I exposed to the modeling light. When I scan it with my 13-year-old Photoshop I abuse the Shadow/Highlight tool so you get that strange green tint on the top. The litte holes of light are caused by the grid on my beauty dish. The scanner is an Epson Perfection V700 Photo. The Polaroid Back was on my Mamiya RB-67 Pro-SD with the 90mm lens.

And below the scan of theFuji “roid’s” negative peel then reversed in Photoshop.