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Month: February 2016

R&R – Fuji Provia 100F – RDP III (120)

R&R Fuji Provia 100F (RDP III) shot at EI 200 Color reversal (slide) film in 120 format shot as 6×4.5 Cross processed     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out....

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Film culture: TRAPPED. On Film

Spend any appreciable amount of time talking about film photography on Twitter and sooner or later you’ll come into contact with AndaM, AKA @BeRadiant. Now it seems that Anda’s finally gotten around to putting on her first solo exhibition and if you find yourself in London, Ontario, we really think you should head on over and check it out. TRAPPED. On Film explores the intimate relationship between light and film, and the ‘trapping’ of light by film. It started on February 23rd  2016 and spreads over 2 weeks until March 5th. Anda’s participated in group exhibitions until now –...

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An introduction to Luminograms with Michael Jackson

If you’re a regular reader of EMULSIVE interviews, then you may remember our piece with Michael Jackson and his wonderful work at Poppit Sands back in October last year. You may also have noticed that most of his output of late hasn’t been (directly) of the beach he’s spent the past eight years capturing on film. It’s all a little…abstract. Enter the Luminogram. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since first being introduced to the form by one of Michael’s tweets: Head Study, silver gelatin Luminogram pic.twitter.com/CNc1xoNfMI — Michael Jackson (@MikeGJackson) October 26, 2015 On first glance, they look like charcoal drawings; bold outlines,...

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I am Chris Wood and this is why I shoot film

Welcome to this week’s EMULSIVE interview, featuring the thoughts and photography of Chris Wood, recent convert (is that the right phrase?), to film photography. Over to you, Chris     What’s this picture, then? Jellyfish It’s one of my happiest experiments. Sealife centres are fantastic for a little day out but absolutely whack for film photography, unless you’re pushing some seriously fast film. Most of my shots were blurry from 1/15th shutter, or just too dark, but this was the perfect set up, a Jelly Fish tank with a rotating light display. Four exposures later and here we are....

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Don’t kill yourself to take a photograph

One Saturday in mid-October 2015, I decided to take a walk over to my preferred film lab and put some freshly developed black and white negatives in for scanning. My better half had arranged to spend some time with her family that afternoon, so I planned to make the most of it and meander over whilst messing around with a new-ish lens – a lovely Voigtlander 21/4. I’d loaded some Ilford SFX 200 the day before and although I still had half a roll left to burn, the light was flat and uninteresting, so not much of a dent was made and my meander...

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Introducing EMULSIVE Community Interviews

It’s all about Community. As photographers, we discuss, debate and evangelize our passion for the medium of photographic film, as well as the hardware and techniques wrapped around it. We reach out to and engage with manufacturers, film labs and a multitude of other organisations that make up the industry side of the community and we wholeheartedly appreciate it when they reach back. It’s a big part of why I love being part of this community. You can see great examples of industry-consumer engagement every day but I believe there’s room for more and this is where you come in....

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I am Oliver Liria and this is why I shoot film

Welcome to today’s EMULSIVE interview. We’re sitting down with Oliver Liria, Spanish native, now ensconced in London, England, Oliver started shooting film just three and a half short years ago and finds himself well…finds himself rather burdened with the difficulty of choice. More on that a bit later but for now, it’s over to Oliver.   ​ Hi Oliver, what’s this picture,then? I took this at a local bar whilst enjoying a beer with a friend. The reason why this photograph has some meaning to me was because along with a few other photographs from around this period, they were...

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Camera Review: Me and my Pentax 6×7 by Daniel J. Schneider

Welcome to the first in a new series of user reviews here at EMULSIVE. They’re aimed at informing the curious and interested amongst you of the ins and outs of various film photographic gear from the perspective of the people who use them day in day out. If you want to get involved, there’s more information right here. We’re honoured to kick the series off with a cracking contribution from the one and only Daniel J. Schneider, who’s here to talk to us about his Pentax 6×7. Here we go…     Camera Review: Me and my Pentax 6×7 by Daniel...

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Nuts to it all – Rollei RPX400

Rollei RPX400 shot at ISO800 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Push processed one stop Like this photo? Digital and physical media are available on request. Please share this image if you like it, or leave a message in the...

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