On good days, the deserts of West Texas seem to tolerate human presence. The bad days bring flash floods and lightning storms that would faze even Zeus. I often travel to the region for work, regardless of what day it is, and when I do I make sure to bring my Olympus and a backpack […]
6 months without getting the film camera out was finally over – between work, study and small children, my hobbies had taken a back seat.
I grew up in an area that used to be completely farmland about 100 years ago. Some of the smaller family-owned farms are still in operation, but almost all of the original landowners decided a long time ago that the money from selling the land would be more than the money they’d be paid by […]
I go to visit my family in Argentina once a year, and ever since I got into film photography I have been returning from these trips with my carry-on filled with their old and unwanted cameras, flashes, and meters. This year, my aunt (who was an avid film photographer) found a bag of expired film […]
I always loved the original Agfa Scala 200X black and white slide film when it was available back in the late ‘90s. So I was thrilled when…
This started from my curiosity to process color reversal film as slides in an alternative way due to the high cost of E6 chemicals and because they are difficult to obtain in where I live.
I know the drummer of the Danish heavy metal band Bethmoora. In October 2019 they were performing at the legendary concert venue…
Each time I have shot a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 it has seemed difficult to achieve the types of beautiful images I have witnessed other…
Photography for me is used to capture the things I like and to provide a welcome distraction from the comings and going of modern life.
This particular day another photographer and I met up to wander around Baltimore’s East Side to take photos in different neighborhoods.
For long, my go-to ISO 400 film in 120 format has been Kodak Tri-X 400. However, since I read about Bergger Pancro 400 on EMULSIVE, I…
The two things I like the most are surf and film photography so naturally, the beach and the waves are a constant in my photos. Photography was always on my mind. It’s an old love that never, till now, was taken too seriously. I remember when I was twenty my friends used to pay me […]
I originally set out to shoot this roll to try and nail down a few teething problems I had with starting home B&W development again. The first two rolls I had developed had small black specs all over the negative and concentrated particularly along the sides. Finding myself with a day off and no plans […]
After 27 years of working at the airport, my father was recently informed that he would be let go. He started at the Belgian national carrier Sabena in 1992, continued to be employed when it went bankrupt in 2001 and survived two takeovers since then. My father loved his work, loved being at the airport, […]
Hearing good things about FujiFilm Fujicolor Pro 400H, I thought I’d get involved. I’d be using the camera body of Canon EOS 1000FN, which was big in the early ’90s. The camera seems sturdy and reliable, I tend to overexpose by one stop, as I think the light meter may have deteriorated over the past […]
My father taught me to bulk roll film, develop and print back in the ’80s. Today I shoot mostly using digital cameras but I’ve recently acquired a Nikon F3, a Pentax Spotmatic and a Minolta Autocord 75mm f/3.5 TLR. In the spirit of “use it or lose it”, I have lost all of my old […]
The way the paper showed the details in the lacy leaves was more than I had hoped for. And the tactile process of arranging items that I loved on paper was therapeutic.
It can be a strange experience visiting an old stamping ground after a gap of many years as it was when I went back to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the summer; the place is still Newcastle but some of my favourite pubs have long since disappeared, some remain and new ones have sprung up, a host of […]
Over the last few years, I have become a landscape photographer. It was not a conscious choice but now I embrace it.
You don’t see many references to the Leica M1 but it is perhaps the purest photographic tool. It has a good viewfinder but no rangefinder and no other automation. It has the same body as the M2 but as you can see from the first photograph below, there is no rangefinder window (it’s blanked out […]