Isn’t she pretty in pink?

For those who are, like me, in their 40’s, you might remember the song by The Psychedelic Furs, Pretty in Pink. The song was released in 1981 and five years later Howard Deutch directed a movie also called Pretty in Pink staring Molly Ringwald.

Well, I don’t get many chances to take shots of a beautiful girl wearing a pink wig but I think it is something we all should do at least once in our lives!

These were all taken indoors and I was not getting enough light so I pushed the film to 800 ISO but sent it to develop at box speed (400 ISO).

Pushing C-41 film one or two stops above but developing it at box speed does increase the contrast and color saturation however the skin tones do suffer a bit from it. They easily become too orange(ish).

PS: Maria wore that wig proudly! Hat’s off to you miss and thank you.

Contax 645 AF
Zeiss Planar 80mm/f2
Kodak Portra VC 400







  1. I like the skin tones. Thanks for the reminder about Psychedelic Furs – I had the albums Talk Talk Talk and Forever Now in ’80s. Great music.

    • Oh! Great music indeed. 🙂
      Thank you my friend.

  2. Anonymous said:

    Love these Paulo….tho’ I can’t see the wig in the third picture ;D

    • My friend, I think it is a pretty much scientific/photographic fact that one can only take a certain amount of pink. Every third picture one must go for something… pinkless? 🙂

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