A warm day popped up in early spring after a harsh winter. My kids wanted to head down to the beach and play in the sand.
My name is Montague, I was born in picturesque Basel, Switzerland but moved to Beijing in 2003, where I live and work as a director for film and advertising.
My go to black and white film has always been ILFORD HP5 PLUS for its excellent versatility, I love the grain I get especially when pushing it.
1990 was a good year.
The world looked on as the Berlin Wall fell and Germany embraced reunification. I bought a Canon AE1.
In November 2017 I signed up for EMULSIVE’s 2017 Secret Santa gift exchange. Luckily for me, my name was drawn for one of the super secret sponsor gifts, in addition to a Secret Santa match.
Fuji Pro 160S, the newer NS version, or even the older NPS versions are among my favourite film stocks.
I had never heard of Fujifilm Venus 800 before just the normal Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 800. A bit of research confirmed that this was a different stock to the Superia.
When I first got back into film photography starting in 2009 I came down with a near fatal case of G.A.S.
Having a Wife that is also a Ceramicist was handy the day I decided to build my own pinhole camera.
What was not so handy was having ILFORD chemicals that were two years out of date and a box of
A lot has been written about Bergger Pancro 400 on this website, so this is me just adding my small bit to the general happiness people get from using this film.
I love ILFORD XP2 SUPER. It’s a film I have shot with extensively. It is a C-41 black and white film so not a ‘true’ black and white film.
This is my first use of Lomography Earl Grey 100.
These pictures were all captured with my Zero Image 2000 6×6 pinhole camera on Kodak Portra 400 film.
On the 24th of May, 2017, I knew I had exactly one month before I leave the city of Istanbul for good.
I realize after deciding to contribute to EM and Hamish’s #5FramesWith… series that I made things especially difficult for myself by immediately gravitating towards medium format cameras and 120 film – thereby limiting myself to a maximum of 16 exposures
My favourite colour negative film is Fuji Reala 100 which was discontinued quite a few years ago (thanks a lot Fuji).
With the exception of an Olympus Trip, I sold all of my 35mm camera equipment at the beginning of 2017. This was a decision I have regretted since.
I have a friend who is a ‘proper’ photographer.
Earlier this year I started a new series of articles with Hamish over at 35mmc.
When in doubt, reach for ILFORD HP5 PLUS. This has been my film photography rule the last little while.