Here’s the month that was November 2019 on EMULSIVE, all 30 days and 34 articles of it. As usual, the “top ten” as decided by you and ordered by date of publication follows below. Having been doing these monthly recaps for a couple of years now, what’s interesting to me is how many film photography industry news and updates are released between October and November of each year.
This year is no exception, with news of Kodak’s continuing success (21% YoY growth of the film business), updates from Fujifilm on new ACROS II (reviewed first here on EMULSIVE last Tuesday) and news of new film and paper development kits from Tetenal 1847.
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The concept of a ‘gaze’ is not new to photography. In the 1970’s art critics and theorists like John Berger and Laura Mulvey made it their mission to retrace and analyse the history of the dominant gaze found cinema, art, photography. Ultimately, they decided that it was, and had been, […]
A simple bullet point in Eastman Kodak Company’s November 7th Q3 2019 earnings press release brings good news for film shooters everywhere. Kodak’s film business is up 21% year on year in Q3 2019: “Revenues for the Company’s film business grew 21 percent year-over-year for the year to date.” Naturally, […]
UPDATE: Pricing released (see below) According to a press release just published on Fujifilm’s Japanese corporate website, new Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II – first announced here on EMULSIVE on June 10th 2019 — will begin shipping in Japan on November 22nd 2019 in 135-36 and 120 rollfilm formats. According […]
And then there was one Shot on Kodak Portra 160 at EI 160Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Hasselblad 2000FCW / Carl Zeiss Planar F 80mm f/2.8
The team behind the Reflex film camera took to Kickstarter today with troubling news of further setbacks and an uncertain future for the project. First announced on November 7th 2017, Reflex with its “Reflex I” promised a brand new 35mm SLR film camera system encompassing options to use multiple lens […]
Update: additional resellers added. TETENAL 1847 GmbH has just announced the introduction of new developer kits for processing C-41 and E6 film and RA-4 prints under the “Magic Box” brand. Initially available for German-speaking markets only, the kits are being positioned by the company as an option for film photographers […]
As a film photographer, unless you have been living under a rock the last few weeks you will know the exciting news that ILFORD Photo launched a new film, ILFORD ORTHO PLUS on October 24th. It is an orthochromatic black and white film which ILFORD suggests should be rated at […]
The Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) is a camera design over 130 years old and it’s almost a hundred years since its now-familiar appearance first was brought to the mass market by Franke & Heidecke and subsequently, so widely and successfully copied. It is a “just right” Goldilocks camera if ever there […]
The Mamiya RZ67 is very interesting and in many ways, an unusual camera. It’s not very easy to operate and a little bit slow if you’re not used to it, so it’s maybe not a camera for everybody. It’s also huge and a bit heavy and was primarily created for […]
A man walks up to a couple at a restaurant, takes one of their french fries right from the table, eats it, looks them directly in the eyes and says: “No one will ever believe you”. That man is Bill Murray. This is just one of the thousands of stories […]
…and here’s everything in order of publication
Life gets busy. Here’s everything from November in a single list.
“Your package has been delivered” proclaimed the USPS tracking site. I had signed up for a project where a select few photographers were given a couple of rolls of KODAK Panchromatic Separation Film 2238 film to use and submit their best two images for future publication. Unearthing the two rolls […]
These photos were taken on the first roll of film taken by a complete newbie to film photography, my daughter-in-law Amy, on her first visit to Australia in July 2019, when she stayed with us in Perth for a few days, and then went on to Sydney. I’m in my […]
Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to this week’s fresh EMULSIVE interviewee: Paulo Monteiro. Over to you, Paulo. Hi Paulo, what’s this picture, then? PM: This photo was taken moments after the baptism ceremony of an artisanal fishing boat in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel Island, Azores. For […]
Like all good projects, this one began without me even realising it. I didn’t intend for this to become such a long term thing, in fact, I originally hadn’t even intended to make anything in particular at all. What started off as a solo holiday around Italy with a couple […]
I just bought a few rolls of fresh film at my local camera shop, Downtown Camera and they had a special on ILFORD. I decided to stroll around my neighborhood and enjoy the day with my camera in-hand, ready to go. This is my second time shooting black and white […]
Although I’ve played around in the past I’ve never really had the motivation to seriously print my film photographs. My usual workflow involves scanning my negatives, and then releasing them digitally. When I’ve sold prints in the past I’ve used my local labs drum scanner for high quality results which are […]
I started shooting film in a middle school photography class, where we bulk-loaded Tri-X and developed and printed in the darkroom there. Our teacher, Mr Truman, was a WWII air force veteran and had a patience and acceptance of life that I think only combat can forge in a person. […]
It is a wonderful thing to get out of the city and into nature. This is especially true if we can simultaneously step away from the technology that dominates daily life for most people now. This is why, when I travel for pleasure, I pack a film camera and head […]
Autumn glow Shot on Fuji Provia 100F (RDP III) at EI 100Color reversal (slide) film in 4×5 formatAEROgraphic: Kodak Aero Ektar 7″ (178mm) f/2.5 + Graflex Pacemaker Speed Graphic Read the Fuji Provia 100F (RDP III) review here.
Receiving the ILFORD newsletter about the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA really threw me off guard. I thought to myself, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this???”. I’ve run FilmFolk Philippines close to five wonderful years now and there really is a hole in an emerging market such as ours. The interest in […]
I’ve always hated contests. That hatred stemmed from what losing meant to me. I was indoctrinated into a contest culture when I was a kid; spelling bees, writing competitions, timed math tests, and worst of all, art competitions. They caused an excruciating amount of stress and bred an inferiority complex. […]
In early June it was one of my best friend’s 30th birthday. As part of the weekend’s celebrations, I was invited to Paris as a surprise guest. We were due to meet in Montmartre before heading out by the Seine for a picnic, followed by an evening at the Moulin […]
While studying art in college I found the sport of Muaythai, the National Sport of Thailand. I started practicing to get my self in shape and being a college kid eating terrible, as well as destroying my body with cigarettes and alcohol, I knew it was a change I needed. […]
I have never used expired film or used a bulk loader until now. Not however for any particular reason, probably just because I simply didn’t feel the need to. I had been given a bulk loader and a handful of reloadable cassettes in a collection of darkroom gear by a […]
These frames are from Southeast Drive, a series on Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) portraying daily life in and around the city I have lived in since 1992. The photographs respond to a comment I heard years ago, which characterized SELA as a “war zone”, presumably for the high rate of […]
I remember the last time I shot on film was in 2008. After which, I switched to digital. There was a long break but I started shooting on film again and was looking for something different. Being an amateur, I was always a Kodak film user in the past, so […]
Film Stock Review: FPP RetroChrome 400 (EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253) – by Simon King
FPP RetroChrome 400 is the name given to a stock of 35mm Kodak EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253 (PDF datasheet) that expired in 2004 and is bulk loaded and sold by the Film Photography Project. The film was apparently very well cold-stored, meaning that it is still very useable […]
I’ve shot Agfa Vista Plus 200 for the longest time. It’s a film that’s neutral but with punchy colours and great midtones. To me, it always felt like a faster, slightly more neutral version of Kodak’s Ektar 100. The highlights always had a tendency of being blown out, but I […]
Today’s EMULSIVE interviewee is none other than multi-award-winning, internationally published photographer Bex Saunders. Over to you, Bex. Hi Rebecca, what’s this picture, then? RS: This is a photo of a shop that I pass when using a rail replacement bus service. I had always assumed the shop was abandoned until […]
A year ago I was looking for the “ultimate film compact camera”, the Ricoh GR1 series, but I was somewhat afraid of what I’ve read on many websites: they’re fragile, they can’t be repaired (or at least, not easily and cheap), and I was scared of wasting more than 600€ […]
When photographers first started to abandon film en masse, there were fantastic opportunities to buy equipment that otherwise would be out of my price range. This Hasselblad 501CM, and 80mm Planar CB lens was my first medium format camera. It remains my favorite. I particularly like its modular design, for […]
It was in late May 2019 that I was first sent a 30 minute rough cut of a video called “Tanky McOneshot”. The short film was the first stab at a documentary tracing David S Allen and Simon Riddell’s efforts at creating what might well be the world’s largest darkroom. […]
5 Frames… Of the French Alps on Rollei Infrared 400 (EI 25 / 120 format / Fujifilm GSW690III Professional)
On a recent trip to the French Alps I decided to try and shoot some infrared-sensitive film for the first time. I live in Central Scotland and we haven’t seen many ultra-sunny days this year… I decided to take the Fujifilm GSW690III Professional because the quality of the Fujinon 65mm […]
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