TRD Photography

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TRD Photography is the creative outlet of photographer, RIcky Davis. He's been published internationally in various tattoo and alternative publications. He lives in the Chattanooga, TN area and works with models, tattooed and non-tattooed, as well as bands. He specializes in alternative work, but he also shoots fashion, art, and various other stuff as well.

Mandy & Justin - A Journey with Film - TRD Photography

Film - Ilford 3200 Delta at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Film - Ilford 3200 Delta at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Mandy & Justin - A Film Engagement Session

I first met Mandy back in 2010 when she booked a session with me and she's been one of my best friends since. I was honored when I was booked to do an engagement session with her and her fiance, Justin. In my meeting, she expressed an interest in my film work, so on top of their regular engagement photos, we shot a partial roll of film as well.

Mandy & Justin outside the Choo-Choo. Film Ilford 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Mandy & Justin outside the Choo-Choo. Film Ilford 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

We began the morning, bright and early, outside of the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. The first place that Justin had told her that he loved her was on a train, so we thought it the perfect place to begin.

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo by Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

From the Choo-Choo, we headed towards the Tennessee River and Coolidge Park. After walking across the bridge and dodging joggers and bicycles, we finished up their film photos with the next couple of photographs.

Mandy pulling a Titanic move on solid ground... Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO

Mandy pulling a Titanic move on solid ground... Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo - Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at 800 ISO - Photo - Ricky Davis of TRD Photography

It was such a pleasure getting to shoot some film with Mandy & Justin, as well as doing the majority of their shoot with digital. Film work and Digital definitely have their own attributes. What I personally love about film is the depth, but also the perfect imperfectness. It's gritty, it's real. I hope to do more film work with couples in the near future. As for Justin & Mandy's other engagement photos, keep an eye out. :)