My lovely friend, Erika, is a PHD student studying Chinese Anthropology. She has the most amazing stories of her adventures in Beijing, stories that include dumplings and liechi beer! (Oh my!)

A couple months ago Erika moved into a beautiful home in Seattle and let me take a peek into her closet.  I couldn’t believe it when I saw all the beautiful vintage pieces and noted so.  It turns out that most of the clothing is hand tailored by a wonderful woman in Beijing who is getting her business started in a city bursting with beautiful textiles.

Needless to say, Erika and I just had to get together and shoot a selection of her unique wardrobe with the goal of putting together an album to send to her tailor.  Here we go!

What’s In Your Closet, Erika?

  
“The Library Area”
Lens: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8 and f/3.2 – Shutter: 1/30 – ISO: 640
  

“Stairway”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/3.5 – Shutter: 1/100 – ISO: 640

“Reading Window”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/3.6 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 640
  

“Parlor” (left) and “Entry Way” (right)

(Left) Lens: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.86 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 640
(Right) Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/3.9 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 640
  

“Sun Room”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5

Aperture: f/4.5 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 400
  

“Sun Room”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/4.5

Aperture: f/4.4 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 400
  

“Back Yard”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/4.5

Aperture: f/4.5 – Shutter: 1/160 – ISO: 640

“Back Yard”

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/4.5

Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 400
Photography details
Camera:
Body: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 to
Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5 set at 27mm
Aperture: f/2.8 – 4.5
Shutter: 1/30-1/160
ISO: 400-640
Lighting:
Almost entirely natural light.  A few times (indoors only) I used just a hint of fill from my Nikon SB-800 flash with the Micro Apollo light modifier from Westcott attached to the end of “Eddie” the 3LT tripod.
Video:

Also attached my little Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 from Adorama to a Nasty Clamp, which attached to the neck of  “Eddie” the 3LT tripod (see photos above).