Mad Frames of Ying

Published by MJR on November 5th, 2009 in Technique, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Last weekend MJR gathered to discuss, drink, dance, and be spooky. We put all of our names into a cap and  photographed each other at random. It was a simple, fun exercise and the results will be posted just as the images were taken…spontaneously.


Ying Ang by Julius Metoyer


Although we were staying in the same house, I remember kind of having to schedule my time with Ying to photograph her. She was on the deck having Skype conversations with her friends in the UK or the South Pacific or someplace while my light was leaving for the day. Even when Ying is relaxing she is busy around the world!


We went to the rooftop our rental in Barnegat Light. It was a summer home at the end of a long road in eastern New Jersey. I had Velvia 50 loaded in the camera, a small amount of light left and absolutely no plans to push the film. There was no real pre-thought to the shoot,  we just had a conversation atop a windswept rooftop before it went dark.


I had only personally known Ying for about a day and a half at this point. Before these images were shot the two of us had shared a few emails, a 2 hour car ride during which we saw the aftermath of bad accident,  a pretty intense conversation about photography and our personal positions in its world, two or three meals and a hug goodnight.


This is a record of my first impression of Ying.











4 Responses to “Mad Frames of Ying”

  1. ying Says:

    November 5th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    ARRRGH!!! i love it!! but so many!!

    … am i REALLY that animated?

  2. gareth Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    You are that animated.. these images so define a first impression of Ms Ying..

  3. matt Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    yes you really are that full of joy and light.

    did the Mamiya ish come back from the lab?

  4. Priscilla Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Oh Ying you are cute and YES you are that animated.