5 Frames… With Bergger BRF 400 Plus (EI 400 / 35mm format / Olympus Trip 35) – by Joan Sorolla

Last summer I returned to Scotland for the second time in my life. I still keep the negatives of my first time (1985), some irregular Kodak Tri-X rolls but with some great images. For this trip I chose to take two cameras: the Fujifilm XT-20 for all kinds of images and an Olympus Trip 35 to try something more “special.”

Just a short week before I had bought the Trip at a good price in eBay and had only shot a couple of rolls in which I had been able to verify that what is said about this camera in the forums (exceptional sharpness, extreme ease of use, good automatic measurement of light…) was true. So, I loaded it with Bergger BRF 400 Plus and shot nearly twenty images in Invergordon on a foggy afternoon. Since I had never seen anything more boring and depressing in my life, I called the series “Sad Invergordon” (All this said with all the love 🙂 )

I developed the BRF with R09 OneShot in a semi-stand, at 1+100 at 20ºC for 60 minutes. The result, as you can see, are images with a notorious grain – quite typical of BRF, especially if developed with  R09 – but given the atmosphere of Invergordon, I found it sensational. Here I leave you.

~ Joan

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Joan Sorolla
Joan Sorollahttp://www.joansorolla.cat
I was born in 1956 in Terrassa (Catalonia). I have a Degree in Teaching (UAB), Art History (UB) and Master in Design and Development of Interactive Multimedia Systems (UPC). I start working professionally in photography in “POPULAR 1″ rock magazine (Barcelona) in the early 80’s as a photojournalist, in the field of rock concerts and musicians interviews during 1980-82. After this first period I focused my professional work in teaching art history but without leaving photography. However it has been since 2010 that I’ve taken up photography intensely again. I have held several exhibitions, both individual and collective. Now I'm working with my second photobook.

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