Hi, my name is Denair Isaac. This is a photo I took during the summer of 2020 at a Black Lives Matter rally in Pittsburgh, PA, specifically in East Liberty. I shot it with 35mm film on Kodak Gold 200.

Over the summer, I learned that I really enjoy the way that Kodak Gold - especially when you start to push and pull it or just shoot it at box speed - the way it renders brown skin, Black skin... Even on cloudy days, such as this one, I was able to find the sun as a backlight and just be fortunate with that. And this is my favorite kinda, like, quality of light; it's like this reverse dumb side key, so you just barely notice it, but you still see the separation that you get with it.

That, in conjunction with, like... I like doing longer, wider shots with long lenses. This one's on, like, a medium close-up, so it's like a bust size, but it really helps compress the background and it kind of... you see her isolation which helps with drawing out the intent that I was going for of just purely seeing her rage.

And it's... it's something cause this 500 mm lens, it's a mirror lens reflex, and it's unique. The Bokeh is super, super buttery. It falls off because it is a 500 mm, so it was able to carry her, then just kinda just softly falls off, and the circles of confusion render out of these neat little donuts and it just kind help shapes the world around her.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - May 01, 2020

Denair Isaac

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Denair Isaac
Denair Isaac
Denair Isaac
May 1, 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Denair Isaac