These are the 30 days and 29 articles that made EMULSIVE in April 2021. As usual, you’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you).

Enjoy!

~ EM



April 2021’s reader top 10

My new portrait project- 'Inspired', passionate artists and a 145-year-old Dallmeyer 3B 290mm f/3 Portrait Petzval lens

My new portrait project: “Inspired”, passionate artists and a 145-year-old Dallmeyer 3B 290mm f/3 Portrait Petzval lens

I have been looking for this historical artwork for some years – a useable Dallmeyer 3B Portrait Petzval 290mm f/3 lens made during the 70s — the1870s. Finally, I got it (with some help). The lens is at the heart of my project, “Inspired”, which will be published in a […]

Film stock review: Cinestill BWXX - by Simon King

Film stock review: Cinestill BWXX

I started writing this article in 2019 and left it as a draft for EM here for quite a while. The reason for this is that while I enjoy writing, I don’t often think that my “reviews” are especially the most I have to offer. I wrote a disparaging follow […]

The Analogue Studio Polaroid conversion kit for the Mamiya RB67

The Analogue Studio Polaroid conversion kit for the Mamiya RB67

I get easily excited about the little things. Whether it’s a new film stock, a film stock revived from the dead (come on Agfa Vista 400!), a new camera, a newly discovered old camera, or literally anything with the word Mamiya in it, my creativity starts rolling and I get […]


…and here’s everything else in order of publication

5 Frames... Of the the West Australian Wheatbelt on Kodak Ektar 100 and a Franka Rolfix II (120 Format / EI 100 / Schneider Kreuznach Radionar 105mm f/4.5) - by John Toohey

5 Frames… Of the the West Australian Wheatbelt on Kodak Ektar 100 and a Franka Rolfix II (120 Format / EI 100 / Schneider Kreuznach Radionar 105mm f/4.5)

I headed out to the West Australian Wheatbelt with a battery of cameras: a Polaroid SX-70, a Kodak Cresta, an Ilford disposable, and a Kodak Hawkeye, but the Franka Rolfix was the sentimental favorite. I bought it in Ottawa for fifty dollars, mainly because of the stamp near the hinge: […]

Coiled #04 - Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500. Black and white negative film in 35mm format. Push processed 2-stops. Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED.

Photography: Coiled #04 – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 […]

Household Abstractions #01 - Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500. Black and white negative film in 35mm format. Push processed 2-stops. Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED.

Photography: Household Abstractions #01 – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 […]

Cover - Road Warrior - Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500

Photography: Road Warrior – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 […]

The Remora-01: An alternative Polaroid SX-70 battery

In 2013 I got my first Polaroid camera, and since then I have been journeying into the world of instant film. From the inception of the Impossible Project to its recent merger, I eagerly followed the rediscovery of the formula for instant film, but was always frowning when I had […]

My Minolta X-300 + Tokina SD 70-210mm f/4-5.6, by Olaf Lengler

5 Frames… Shooting Blues Night 1993 with Stan Webb and Chicken Shack on Kodak T-MAX 3200 (35mm Format / EI 3200 / Minolta X-300 + Tokina SD 70-210mm f/4-5.6)

In autumn 1993 it was time again. The annual Blues Night in the neighboring town of Idar-Oberstein was coming up. This time I also wanted to take pictures there. My first time in a dark hall with a few spotlights on stage. What do I need? Flash was already categorically […]


Thanks for reading!

~ EM

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These are the 31 days and 62 articles that made EMULSIVE in May 2020. As usual, you’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you).

Enjoy!

~ EM


April 2021’s reader top 10

Maximum readiness, effective robustness: The Durst Sei Sei (Durst 66)

During the never-ending cycle of lockdowns here in the UK, I’ve set myself a little project wandering about on my permitted ‘one-exercise-a-day’ time, documenting my hometown of Stone in the West Midlands. My preferred film is ILFORD HP5 PLUS: absolutely bomb-proof. A friend regularly develops his in his coffee (Caffenol) […]

Around Europe with the Zorki 4K

Around Europe with the Zorki 4K

I for the longest time fancied owning a completely mechanical rangefinder camera, but I always thought that they were out of my budget. That was until I, by utter chance, stumbled into the world of Fed and Zorki Ukrainian and Russian rangefinders. After doing a bit of research online, I […]

My Mamiya 645 Pro and Mamiya Sekor-C 80 mm f:2.8, Bram van der Horst

5 Frames… Of Icelandic industrial edge on Fuji Pro 400H and a Mamiya 645 Pro (120 Format / EI 400 / Mamiya Sekor-C 80 mm f/2.8)

In between covid lockdowns, my girlfriend and I had the chance to visit Iceland. We went lightweight and camped everywhere. Lightweight except that I had brought my digital Pentax SLR in conjunction with two film bodies: the Mamiya C220 6×6 format TLR and my Mamiya 645 Pro 6×4.5 format SLR. […]

Nikon F3P - top down

Less than the sum of its parts? The Nikon F3P, a press camera

Back in the day, the “stock” Nikon F3 was so popular amongst Japanese photojournalists that Nikon decided to make a “Press” or “Professional” version to the Japanese market. Apparently, only accredited photojournalists could get their hands on one of these babies, so only limited quantities were produced until… Nikon decided […]


…and here’s everything else in order of publication

5 Frames... Of Adox KB17 during 'Der Fasching' at the heart of the Black Forest in 1960s Germany (35mm / EI 100 / Asahi Pentax SV + 28mm f/3.5 Super-Takumar) - by Jeremy Greenaway

5 Frames… Of Adox KB 17 during ‘Der Fasching’ at the heart of the Black Forest in 1960s Germany (35mm / EI 100 / Asahi Pentax SV + 28mm f/3.5 Super-Takumar)

Way back in 1963, in the early years of my photojournalism career, a German friend of mine who was about to emigrate to the US persuaded me to join him on a visit to his homeland in early February. ‘It’s the season of Der Fasching,’ he explained excitedly. ‘Everyone dresses […]

A year in the life of a backyard cameramonger during a global pandemic: Building fast, automated devices for scanning film and mounted slides – the Mongoose and the BoopBoop Trigger

In this article I am going to talk about the journey that led me to build the Mongoose automated negative carrier, and my newest device, the BoopBoop Trigger for digitizing mounted slides.  This won’t be so much a technical review or description as much as a meandering memoir for posterity […]

My 1920 Graflex RB Tele 4x5 and Voigtlander Heliar 210mm f/4.5

5 Frames… Around Hai Phong, Vietnam on my 1920 Graflex RB Tele 4×5 and ILFORD HP5 PLUS (4×5 Format / EI 400 / Voigtlander Heliar 210mm f/4.5 c.1920 lens)

I’m from Seattle, WA, US yet I have been overseas for the last 13 years, working, exploring, and experiencing what you see in travel vlogs. I’m now in Hai Phong, Vietnam, around 2 hours to the west of Hanoi on the coast near Ha Long Bay. I arrived from Birmingham, […]

5 Frames... Of macro photography on Fuji Velvia 50 (35mm / EI 50 / Nikon FM2 + Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor + Nikon Pk-3 extension tube) - by Joshua Wright

5 Frames… Of macro photography on Fuji Velvia 50 (35mm / EI 50 / Nikon FM2 + Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor + Nikon Pk-3 extension tube)

With winter bearing down upon us, my family and I visited the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI USA for a little weather respite. My family brought sketch pads and watercolor paints; I brought a roll of Fuji Velvia 50, a Nikon FM2, a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s […]

Month in review: December 2020

These are the 31 days and 30 articles that made EMULSIVE in December 2020. There’s no fancy countdown here, just my usual recap for those of you who missed the goings-on. You’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month […]

CONTAX S2b + Zeiss Planar T- 50mm f-1.4, Ryan Steven Green

5 Frames… Of Pentabo Clortino on Expired Kodak EASTMAN 200T 5293 (35mm format / EI 50 / CONTAX S2b + Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4)

As a subject, payphones are not new to me. For over three years I have been documenting them on my smartphone for my IG account @payphonesoflosangeles. About seven months into the project, I was introduced to the work of a gentleman by the name of Juan (alias the @screwyblooms is […]

Month in review - 2020 November

Month in review: November 2020

These are the 30 days and 30 articles that made EMULSIVE in November 2020. There’s no fancy countdown here, just my usual recap for those of you who missed the goings-on. You’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month […]


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