Natalie Field talks on slow-sync flash at  Katz Tech Lab in association with Photon and Vanguard.

During a recent trip to Port Elizabeth I had the opportunity to do an evening talk and live demo at Katz Teck Lab. Continuing to explore my interest in in-camera techniques I showed attendees my favorite technique: slow-sync flash. I find the lines and patterns created by this technique very appealing, as it steps away from traditional photography to truly become “drawing with light”. 

Drawing from the inspiration for the poses from the Matrix film acted out by model Zaskia Struwig, I further emphasized the camera effects in post-production to play with a theme of In The Matrix for this set of images.

Consider the matrix not just as the thought-provoking 1999 neo-noir science fiction movie starring Keano Reeves, but for the true defintoin of the word:
“A situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, developes, or is contained…” The Free Dictionary

Consider the human being as a part of the Universe. We are star dust. All matter made up of the very same protons, neutrons and electrons. The pattern of these atoms are repeated within and without the human form, stretching through the very fabric of space-time. In fact you can even picture the atom as a miniature Solar System, with the nucleus playing the role of a Sun orbited by electrons as planets. Consider that each atom within your body could be a Solar System in itself.  Or that this universe is one in a multiverse that makes up the cells of a celestial body.

And when you consider yourself in this light, you will be one step closer to reconnecting with yourself, nature and the universe in which you dwell.

I am very excited to share some of the images with you here, to view the full set please visit the gallery here!

Matrix conceptual fashion portrait photography combined with digital art by Natalie Field Photography

Matrix conceptual fashion portrait photography combined with digital art by Natalie Field Photography

I would like to thank everyone who made the talk possible

Host | Katz Tech Lab
Sponsors | Photon & Vanguard through Fotacs
Fashion | Hoiden Bridesmaids
Hair & Make-Up | Caylin Blamire
Model | Zaskia Struwig