I know, I know… We’re all fed up with all of these gas station photos all over Instagram but trust me, none of these photos were shot on CineStill 800T film, yet the results were very interesting!

It all started when I went on a different route to work other than my usual, and doesn’t this always lead to unexpected things?! I saw this gas station and I knew I had to come back to take photos of it, sadly I didn’t have any camera with me that day, I know, lesson learned! 😀

I went back on another day with my Polaroid 636 Talking Camera and took the first shot, I was testing the camera and it didn’t disappoint! The image came out a bit overexposed but it was fine and I loved it!

I still felt that I needed to take a few more photos of this gas station, kinda like it was calling me, and it was an interesting spot. I love gas stations but I’ve never understood the hype about shooting them on CineStill film, it looks cool and all, but it’s the same halation thing — sorry — in every photo, and I wanted to do this differently, so during that time, whenever I was doing an experiment with any film stock, I went there and took a shot.

Honestly, I had no intentions of writing this article before I took these shots. I was looking at the photos then I suddenly realized that I have 5 different shots of the same spot on 5 different films using 5 different cameras, I do LOVE patterns so here we are…

I think I’ll revisit this location and shoot it on different films stocks or whatever weird or “non-sensical” experiment I’m doing with film, because why not?!

Enough chit-chat, I’m gonna leave you with the 5 frames you’ve been waiting for, plus an extra “surprise” frame as a teaser for my next article.

Can you guess the film stocks based on the collage below before scrolling further down?

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Here are the 5 photos with the details for each photo written in the caption:
How many guesses did you get right? 😀

And here’s the extra not-so-surprise-anymore shot 😉

Can you guess what my next article is gonna be about? 😀

In the end, I’d like to say that it’s always fun to experiment with film and to try new things even if they don’t make any sense, because why not?! What’s the worst that could happen? We’ve only got one life! So we should try our best to enjoy it and do whatever makes us feel happy -as long as we’re not harming anyone else- and just be ourselves!

Tell me, do you enjoy taking photos of gas stations? and which film stock -other than CineStill 800T- do you usually use to do so?

Stay awesome and keep shooting film! Until next time… <3

~ Fayed

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a photo of a petrol station. Then two posts come along about the same subject and I wonder … perhaps I should? Good Post, thank you, and perhaps a little inspiring.

    1. It’s a sign then! 😀 I’m looking forward to seeing your petrol station shots…
      Thank you for reading, I’m glad you think this article is inspiring. : ))

  2. Nice twist on the 5-Frame theme. Alas only guessed correctly on the Polaroid, but the frame gave it away. Just wondering if you could only keep one of those cameras, which one would you take?

    1. Interesting question, I’d say the K1000 because it was my very first 35mm camera ever and it has a special place in my heart…