“Justin” by William Denson + Leica M4-2 + Tri-X 400

Photographer: William Denson
Camera: Leica M4-2
Film Stock: Tri-X 400

> This session has been a year in the making. Justin and I have had to reschedule several times, but after the last reschedule, a friend of his found an abandoned 1960s passenger rail car. The friend sent Justin the photos, who immediately sent it to me. As it turns out, I was looking at a photography exhibit that featured this same train! We went looking for it in various spots here on Galveston Island, and it wound up being just 5 blocks from my house. It was fate. After a tour and bouncing some ideas off one another, we set a date for our session.

> It turns out, Justin also had a friend with access to a gorgeous, refurbished loft with gorgeous window light. I loved the idea of juxtaposing the modern loft with the decrepit train, and so did Justin. Due to weather, we had to split the session between two days, but it was SO worth it. We were both feeling very accomplished after it was finished, and he couldn’t have been happier about finally getting his images over a year after our first conversation. They were very much worth the wait.