Combo #574 (Joaquin Montalvan)

By on November 8, 2017
Lens:  Yoona 
Film:  Ina's 1969 
Flash:  RedEye Gel 

 
"On the Road with Rebel Drifters MC"

The Photos... "Whenever I'm working on a film, I take behind-the-scenes photos to capture the "real" memories born out of the "reel" reality. Ray Sutton rides a vintage 1989 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle with a custom paint job. Ray Sutton is the Founder of the Rebel Drifters MC. As I was filming him, I also photographed the in-between moments; moments when the cameras were not rolling, moments before action, and after cut. After driving approximately 2 and 1/2 hours, we exited off of Route 40 at the small town of Ludlow, having lunch at the Ludlow Cafe. I had a bowl of chili, and a Coke Float. From there, we drove another 30 minutes to the even smaller town of Amboy, population 21. This was our destination. Our purpose was to shoot Ray arriving at Roy's gas station, and cooling off from the long ride he had been making for the film. Transportation Captain, Andris Freimanis, then drove a Jeep Cherokee at a steady pace of 15mph so I could get footage of Ray riding down the road with the beautiful Mojave Desert in the background. Thus, after 6 hours of driving, and about 3 hours of shooting, we probably completed a little more than a minute's length additionally on the film."

The Combo... Joaquin-Montalvan-C574-Johnny"I was scrolling through the news feed on Facebook when a picture of Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter appeared. It grabbed my attention. The color of the image instantly evoked a kind of nostalgia in me. It was desaturated, and faded, yet it had a warm softness to it. It took me back to my childhood, to photos my family had taken of themselves back in the day. I wanted to duplicate that look in Hipstamatic. So, I went into the editing feature of Hipstamatic and, using their stock photo of a lighthouse, tried every lens, film, and flash combo possible until I landed on Yoona/Ina's 1969/Red Eye Gel as being the closest approximation to the photo. Needless to say, it is my favorite lens/film/flash combo as of right now, at least until the next time an image grabs my attention, demanding to be replicated."
Joaquin Montalvan

   

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