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Month: June 2016

I am Chris Maliga and this is why I shoot film

Chris Maliga’s work has been displayed up and down the US. His work is haunting, can be claustrophobic and often leaves the viewer with a feeling of an image half seen or absorbed. There’s always something that makes you want to take a second look. Over to you, Chris.     Hi Chris, what’s this picture, then? CM: This is a self-portrait, a 40-second exposure taken in 8 degree weather back in 2011. My work involves a high level of physical exertion, which is one of the primary reasons I work in analog. It’s important that I’m crafting something with...

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Just a trim – Agfa APX 400 (35mm)

Just a trim Shot on Agfa APX 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 35mm format     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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Resurfaced – Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm)

Resurfaced Shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 at EI 3200 Black and white negative film in 35mm format Push processed three stops     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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I am John Crane and this is why I shoot film

Certain readers may recognise today’s interviewee as the man behind www.nikonf6.net. I prefer to call him John. It’s easy to downplay john’s contribution to both film photography and the the film photography community but you won’t find any of that here. There’s more to come on that front but for now, it’s over to John for this thoughts…     HI JOHN, WHAT’S THIS PICTURE, THEN? JC: This photograph is from a recent outing to southern Wyoming, part of a larger project I call 4042n – focusing on the region of land straddling the Colorado – Wyoming border. We’ve...

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Mumbai 02 : The world is changed

MUMBAI–I have a memory etched into my personal history, one I recall to remind myself of something. I was in Honduras on a nine month assignment with a medical relief NGO. It was nearing the end of my time and all I could think about was where I would go and what I would do, figuring out what comes next. I was dating a Swedish woman who was there working on a related project. Our days were spent investigating, writing, and photographing; nights and weekends living la vida loca. It was a Sunday and we were together at a...

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Sleeper – Fuji Neopan SS 100 (35mm)

Sleeper Shot on Fuji Neopan SS 100 at EI 100 Black and white negative film in 35mm format       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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Save the planet – understand film washing kinematics

Gist: You are basically wasting water if you wash your film for greater than 7 mins after fix. I wash for 10 mins because I am paranoid. I never followed ILFORD’s recommendations and I think I was wrong. Read on if you like nerdy stuff and some theoretical tips with real world implications on what to do when you wash your film. This article originally appeared at http://photo.ribnar.com in May 2015 and has been generously offered as a guest post by Ribnar for EMULSIVE.     The Beginning I recently met my friend, who is an avid film photographer. He...

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Prayer day – Ilford HP5+ (4×5)

Prayer day Shot on Ilford HP5+ at EI 800 Black and white negative film in 4×5 format Processed as slide film and pushed one stop     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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I am Walter Rothwell and this is why I shoot film

A big welcome to Walter Rothwell! Well travelled and widely exhibited, it’s a real pleasure to be able to share the work of such a relented and experienced photographer on these pages. Walter works in both film and digital, and is based in London. He’s currently meddling (some would say), with the Hasselblad XPan but to say more would be to take words out of his mouth. That being the case, over to you, Walter!     Hi Walter, what’s this picture, then? WR: This is a photo of the River Ganges at dawn in Varanasi. It was taken...

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Bamboozled – Eastman Double-X 5222 (35mm)

Bamboozled Shot on Kodak EASTMAN DOUBLE-X 5222 at EI 800 Black and white film in 35mm format Push processed 1+2/3 stops     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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EMULSIVE 52 Rolls 2016 – Week 14-17 update (bonus large format)

I’m bored. Photographically, that pretty much sums up the past few months for me. Yes I know it’s probably not best to start off this update post with a lamenting and needy statement but there it is. Can’t take it back now. I guess it’s partly because the weather has been so unpredictable lately that nearly every attempt to head out and shoot has been thwarted by rain, thunderstorms, grey skies or just bad timing on my part. I’ve probably spent more time under cover trying to keep myself dry than I have composing and making photographs. Add to that...

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Looking out – Kodak EASTMAN DOUBLE-X 5222 (35mm)

Looking out Shot on Kodak EASTMAN DOUBLE-X 5222 at EI 800 Black and white film in 35mm format Push processed 1+2/3 stops     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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I am Greg McKnight and this is why I shoot film

Today’s interviewee sold all of his digital camera gear in 2015. Some say it was a fit of rage, others suggest it was more a case of him coming to his senses. Whatever the reason, it’s time to hand over to the one and only Greg McKnight. Over to you, Greg.     Hi Greg, what’s this picture then? GM: I took this while driving home from class at night. I’ve lived in the DMV (D.C. Maryland, and Virginia) area for my entire and frankly I’m pretty bored of it, so photography has helped fight that boredom. This was...

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For whom the bell tolls – Rollei Infrared 400 (35mm)

For whom the bell tolls Shot on Rollei Infrared 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 35mm format     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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The Mercury Project: the answer’s yes, now what’s your question?

If you’re reading this then you’ve probably already come across Mercury Works’ Universal Camera project, currently steaming towards a modest $50,000 goal on Kickstarter. When I first came across the project I was intrigued to say the least. So, when the opportunity arose to connect with Zach Horton, mastermind behind the project, I jumped at the chance to pick up the phone and ruin his Saturday night. Zach’s given me permission to publish some previously tucked away images of the camera and various lens and film back configurations, so get settled in, this isn’t simply a rehash of their Kickstarter...

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Travelogue: Moroccan autumn – Lorraine Healy

In October 2015 I spent 10 days in Morocco with a small group of photographers led by Lee Frost, the renowned English landscape photographer. Morocco is a photographer’s delight, a place of maze-like medinas (old towns) filled to the brim with artisans and craftspeople plying ancient trades: leather dying and tooling, metal-working, carpet weaving, bread making in communal ovens. It is a country habituated to tourism of every kind, safe, quite open to Westerners toting gigantic cameras. Going with a photographer who has taken groups to the area for years, though, made a huge difference in terms of not...

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Red cabbage light study #01 – Kodak Ektar 100 (120)

Red cabbage light study #01 Shot on Kodak Ektar 100 at EI200 Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Developed as black and white in Rodinal     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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Working with paper negatives – Part two: Trial by light

You’ve heard of GAS? I’m also getting PES – Paper Experimentation Syndrome. Now 6 months into my adventures working with paper negatives, I’ve found three types of paper negatives to work with: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper, Oriental Seagull VC-RC Pearl, Galaxy Direct Positive Paper. As you’ll remember from part one of this series, I’ve basically bought a lifetime supply of Ilford’s paper; a box of 1000 4×5 sheets. On a whim, I also recently picked up a box of the Oriental’s paper when I was ordering other goodies from B&H. It’s sensitivity and dynamic range (DR) seems similar to Ilford’s...

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Safe to cross – Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm)

Safe to cross Shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 35mm format     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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I am Nick Skinner and this is why I shoot film

Today we’re sitting down with 23-year old Nick Skinner from Newcastle in the North East of England. Nick’s been shooting film for about two years and has a rather interesting background which, as you’ll see, imparts itself onto his photography with some beautiful results. Over to you, Nick.     Hi Nick, what’s this picture, then? This is my favourite photo out of the first roll of film I ever developed myself at home. It’s of a place called Aldeburgh in Suffolk. My family have been going there for decades since well before I was born and it’s a...

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