A friend of mine was setting up a bed and breakfast surf house near Lisbon and asked if I could take some digital color shots to advertise the place on websites and magazines.
By the end of the session I loaded the Hasseblad with some RetroS film and toke these shots. These are just for fun shots but it was the first time I ever used the RetroS for portraits.
From my experiments, the RetroS, can be a very moody film, specialy when used in strong contrast situations but these were all taken under fairly controlled soft shadows.
The results are very consistent, the skin tones are well balanced and the grain is tight and soft.
On the other hand these guys look great.
Great tan, healthy bodies, great smiles… I guess that getting up early, everyday, rain or shine, and surf for a couple of hours before going to work, or to school, causes that.
If you are planning on coming to Lisbon on a surf trip, check this out: Geckosurfhouse