1. Stephanie Roablino

    Hasselblad 500c

    Kodak Portra

    Kodak Ektar

    Fuji Reala

    Fuji Pro 400H

    I got my film developed and scanned! I am really happy with how they turned out.

    We had some limitations- I didn’t bring any reflectors or lighting with me and wanted to just use window light  and also I only brought 4 rolls of film—all different types!  And also different ISO’s. 

    There was one other location in her house that we tried but we ended up hanging out by her bedroom window.  It had the best lighting and aesthetics.  I definitely don’t mind having a multitude of options.  I feel like I almost work better when I can only work with a few different elements. 

    I learned that I don’t like Ektar.  This was only the 2nd roll of it that I’ve shot…but I’ve seen other people shoot with it really well but I just don’t like the color tones of it.  It’s too vibrant and it wasn’t the most flattering with skin.

    Fuji fan forever!! <3<3 (amongst other films.. heh)


    (Source: Flickr / marleigh)

  2. Yesterday, Monday the 17th, I did a photo shoot with the lovely Stephanie Robalino! 

    I was using my Hasselblad 500c and the 50mm f/4 with Kodak Portra film and also Fuji Pro— I’m excited to see the tonal differences.  Personally I am a Fuji fan but for this color palette we had, Portra will most likely look a bit better!

    Now the wait begins to get my film processed and scanned..hopefully it won’t take too long!

    For now, here are some detail shots I captured with the good ol’ cell phone—if you’re curious I use the Nokia Lumia 1020.

  3. Model: Anastacia

    Photography: Marleigh Jones

    Make up: Greer Kofoed

    Creator/Director: Kelly Dugan/ Peach Fuzz Magazine

    Another bunch of photos from Peach Fuzz Magazine!  If you’re hearing about Peach Fuzz for the first time allow me to recap!  It is a sex positive art zine created by Kelly Dugan based here in Austin, TX.  I was asked to photograph Anastacia for issue #2.  

    I was shooting with my Pentax ME, Kodak Gold, and Fuji Extra film.  Analogue love.

    Check out Peach Fuzz’s Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook or just grab yourself an issue from their website!

    Also take a lookey at my Instagram!

  4. Model: Anastacia

    Make-up: Greer Kofoed

    Photography: Marleigh Jones

    Creator/Director: Kelly Dugan/Peach Fuzz Magazine

    A couple months ago I had the opportunity to shoot for Peach Fuzz Magazine.  My friend Kelly Dugan is the creator.  It is a sex positive art magazine based here in Austin, TX.

    These are just a couple of many photos that I’ll be posting—these are a bit random in comparison with what made it into Issue #2! They were just a couple shots i snapped while in between the actual shooting.

    The shoot was all analogue (naturally!).  I was using a Pentax ME, Kodak Gold, and Fuji Extra film.  Neither one of these shots have been edited—just simply resized to fit nice and neat into a blog post.

    More to come as the week goes a long but if you just can’t wait!! Head on over to www.peachfuzzmag.com and order yourself a copy or two!  Also check out their tumblr, instagram, and facebook.

    PS find me on instagram as well! Username: Ohblahblah

  5. Contents of my #purse!! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while! I’ve been carrying around a ridiculous amount of things..#fuji #lc-a #film #manga #makeup #accessories #photography #instax

  6. Hello 2014.  I hope this is a good year.  Glad to say goodbye to 2013.  The holidays were rough but put life into a new and welcomed perspective.  I am hopefully back on track—I’ve put my personal life on hold for a bit but getting back into the groove.  Big plans for this year— Coachella 2014!!!!! OUTKAST.  And then towards the end of the year I still plan on a solo show with new underwater photography.  See that post for more info on my project.

    The photos above are from our family farm in Fairfield, TX.  


  7. cmykai asked: Hey I was wondering if you could give me some tips for using the fuji 100 with the hasselblad, I'm underexposing really badly in areas that I wouldn't expect to and would really like to not have to grab my tripod every time I want to use it. I love your dark shots so hopefully with your lended wisdom I can be more successful!


    Well my trick is that I use a continuous LED light.  I have the attachment for my Hasselblad that has an arm that you can put a hot shoe light onto.  So my choice is a continuous light.  It’s definitely come in handy for portraits.  I believe the brand is a Lite Panel.  If you look up micro lite panel you should get the results you need!

  8. in the photo lab where I work a bunch of us did a film swap and did double exposures.  This is with my friend Karen, some of my favorites that came out.


  9. #1

    I decided in late October:

    1. I want to do more freelance work and

    2. I  would like to have a solo gallery show in 10 mo. to a year.  

    Combining the two in the next year I will supplement the costs of having a show with freelance work (ideally that is..).  My series is going to be all based underwater.  For my senior show in college back in 2010 I used a Sea and Sea MX-10 35mm camera to do my first underwater shoot and it turned out surprisingly well.  Since then I haven’t done too much with underwater photography but those images are ones I’ve held onto for a long time (see here).  Therefore for the next handful of months I am going to be shooting all new underwater material.

    The Sea and Sea is a solid underwater film camera but the aperture only goes to f/4.5 which puts a bit of a limit on my lighting.  I decided to invest in a new camera and underwater housing.  I went with the LC-A + and the Krab Underwater housing made by Lomography.  It has a zone focusing system, f/2.8 lens, and once you set the ISO it determines the shutter speed for you.  It’s a nice and simple camera but it allows me to meter my underwater light much better.  I also have an Olympus Tough which is a point and shoot that is waterproof.  I won’t be shooting anything with it but behind the scenes shots and doing a few test shots here and there.  


    Goals for this project:

    • Advance my knowledge in film
    • Learn techniques for underwater (lighting, set design, general problem solving)
    • collaboration- I would like to include as many people as possible for modeling, assisting, set design.  I will be reaching out to many people and PLEASE reach out to me if this project sounds like something you’d be interested in being a part of.

    Part 2:

    As of this past weekend (Nov. 3rd) I successfuly completed my first test shoot with the LC-A and the set I created.  This would not have been accomplished with out the help of my fabulous friends Greer, Mike and Chris (model).  Greer was my make up artist/assistant and Mike was also my assistant and they were both capturing photos of behind the scenes as well.  Most importantly they were making sure the exterior lights I was using did not fall into the water.  

    (Shots taken with Olympus Tough)image


    The set up is pretty simple in the end but getting to this point definitely involved me asking people for advice and then just deciding to do it.  The location was at my parent’s house.  They have a nice and narrow lap pool that works perfectly for setting up a scene.



    The backdrop is a random sheet Greer and I found a while back at Savers (which I mainly use a wall tapestry for my bedroom).  

    The lights I was using:

    two Westcott Spiderlites with a 2x3 soft box and a 4x3 soft box.  

    Those PVC pipes? They were used as the suspension poles for the mason jars you see above.


    How I assembled the jars:

    • Spray paint with frosted glass paint
    • Make holes in the tops of the jars
    • Fishing wire threaded through the holes (it’s translucent as well so it won’t be as visible in a photo)
    • Washers tied to the wire so it doesn’t come through the holes
    • Glass gems (Hobby Lobby) to weight the jars down in the water and also to add color
    • Underwater LED lights




    Voila! Illuminated hanging underwater mason jars.  Overall it took me about 3 hours to set up this shoot. 

    What I learned:

    • Having a vision for a set and creating it by hand is WAY cheaper and easier than I thought. (Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, and Savers)
    • BUT is also takes some pre-planning and research or else you’ll have to make some returns/burn the money.  
    • Zone focusing systems in an underwater casing (since you can’t constantly change your focus..) are rather hard to nail.  And meters are a lot longer than I thought.
    • Underwater shoots are more tiring than I remember.  Also chlorinated water is not fun for your model. Sorry!
    • My lighting was spot on—which I think is the hardest part- the focusing is an easy fix.

    I plan on learning something new for every single shoot I do and I am looking forward to this in a big way.  This project already has a good amount of meaning for me and this year will be filled with huge ups and downs and a ton of knowledge.  As a professor once said, “photography can change you if you let it”, and I whole heartedly believe in this statement.

    As far as the final results of these photo shoots go..you’ll just have to wait and see.



  10. Flickr

    Marleigh Jones