Hi there. Welcome to Astral Gaze. If you're looking for the best informal film photography in Los Angeles and beyond, you've come to the right place.
To me, "informal film photography" is all about capturing the feel of the moment, the emotion of the soul. Those genuine expressions: rarely posed and never dishonest.
You know as well as I do that most photos on social media these days are fake. Instagram burnout is real. Everyone looks and acts the exact same way and we're turning into a world of clones.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
People want real, true connections. People want honest and frank communication. People want a source of credible positivity to shine through the rest of the noise in the world like a lighthouse cutting through the fog. They want to look at you and know they can trust you, because they see you radiating integrity.
To me, film is about integrity.
My name is Ethan Hulbert, and I've been shooting film for over a decade. I even have a degree in it. I'd like to get you in on my next roll. How about you shoot with me?
By the way, I'm big on integrity myself - read up on my ethics.
I recently had an excellent photoshoot with Priscilla Avila, a model, actress, writer, and all-around creative extraordinaire. We used a disposable camera as well as my DSLR, but this post will focus solely on the film photos. Priscilla...
Not all of my photos involve models. I spared a disposable camera for fun shots around Los Angeles on my walks and various adventures, and these are some of my favorite shots from that roll. Many are useful...
Here at Astral Gaze, I say that I take “informal photography” or “informal film photography.” But what does that actually mean? What’s the definition of “informal” in this context? That’s a good question. The term “informal photography” is...
I've had the privilege of shooting from coast to coast, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles and plenty more. While it is a business for me, I never consider it work. It's fun. It's all fun, every part of it.
The biggest bonus isn't the photos themselves. It's the moments made while we're taking them. The events, the parties, the walks and the talks. I love getting to know and understand new people and new perspectives.
Thank you for spending your time on my portfolio today. I hope you can learn something new on my blog. And I truly hope you'll come and shoot with me - but have a great day either way!