These are the 31 days and 33 articles that made EMULSIVE in May 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).
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May 2021’s reader top 10
The Bombastic Proposal: the marriage of digital photography with social media has fundamentally altered the nature of the photograph for most Americans — to such an extent that this combination of technologies has resulted in the metaphorical death of the amateur photograph. During the 20th century, photographs taken by amateurs […]
I love medium format cameras but sometimes I feel a bit lazy: I just want to shoot a camera that is quick and convenient to use. That is when I reach for my trusty Pentax 645NII. It is a medium format film camera, but at the smallest end of what’s […]
5 Frames… Of my quarantine in Vietnam with ORWO N74 plus on a Nikon F3HP (35mm format / EI 800 / Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI-S)
I flew into Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, late in the night to be unceremoniously whisked off to spend the next 15 days in quarantine in a 3×4 meter hotel room. I was there on a work assignment that was going to last a few months hence I brought along […]
Say hello to Andrea Bianchi; Surfer, extreme sports photographer, photo editor and portraitist based in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Andrea and I have been crossing paths for 18 months now and I’m glad to finally be able to bring his interview to you. Settle in, […]
I first got back into film photography when I dug through some old boxes at home and came across my mom’s point and shoot camera. For those new to photography, a point and shoot camera is simply that: a camera that was designed to “point and shoot” without having to […]
I am familiar with flash photography. Much of what I shoot digitally, either in the studio or in the real world, is done with flash. On camera, off-camera, one flash, 6 strobes, no problem. I am, however, no hero. Shooting flash with digital is simple. I am good at simple […]
Shot on Fujifilm FUJICOLOR 100 at EI 100Color negative film in 35mm formatNikon F6 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D The following is a sample from my photographic archive. Posted as one of over a thousand examples of my photography on this website. While occasionally pretty to look at, these photographs […]
5̶ 6 Frames… Of Hand-lettered double exposures on Kodak Portra 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FM2n
Before I ditched my smartphone, four or five years back, I used to make hand-lettering composites with it. I would ink out a design in my sketchbook, snap an iPhone pic, invert it, and mash it together with a photo in Photoshop Mix. I could eat a sandwich and pump […]
5 Frames… At an abandoned asylum on Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS (EI 100 / 120 Format / Yashica D + Yashinon 80mm f/3.5)
About a year into my film photography journey, I decided that I wanted to look into medium format cameras. Being on a bit of a budget I found myself gravitating towards the cheaper TLRs, and basically due to nothing but synchronicity the camera I ended up buying was a later-model […]
My dream come true: Kodak Eastman Double-X film now in 120 format. Available from CineStill to photographers for the first time in medium format…!
Four years ago, I began wondering if a new film stock at the time, Bergger Pancro 400 had done the impossible; given me a BW film that looked like my beloved Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222 in 120 medium format. It got close but now, in 2021, how about we try […]
…and here’s everything else in order of publication
5 Frames… Of Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World on Kodak Portra 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / Zenza Bronica ETRSi + Zenzanon EII 75mm f/2.8)
It was a sunny but cold day in November 2020. Coronavirus was in full swing, but I decided to head up from Las Vegas to Reno for a week to get away from the job search which had characterized my existence for the previous few months and see my brother. […]
When the #FP4Party team assembled in Feb 2021, it was the first time we’d spoken as a group since May 20th, 2020. I didn’t think about that until we landed on the date for Day 1 of “post week”, the date when the party would be kicking off for real: […]
5 Frames… Of barely expired Fujifilm Provia 100F (35mm Format / EI 100 / Pentax K-1000 + SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2.0)
I didn’t know what to expect after purchasing a roll of just barely expired but heavily discounted Provia 100F. It would be my first time shooting a slide film, all I knew was nail my exposure and I’d be rewarded with beautiful and detailed images. With this in mind, I […]
My first roll was quite recent, in February of 2020, which feels like years ago now. At the time, I spent a lot of my time wandering in London – I’d regularly pick a spot I want to go see, but without any real activity or goal in mind, I’d […]
Shot on Shanghai GP3 100 at EI 200Black and white negative film in 35mm formatOlympus XA, Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 06:00 (N+1)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse
For those of you not familiar with him, I’d like to take a moment and introduce you all to Brian Dubois, better known as Twitter’s Film Dad. That’s film photography, not film movies, although thinking about it, the latter might be a nice niche to slide into, Brian. Over to […]
Shot on Fujifilm NEOPAN 400 at EI 800Black and white negative film in 35mm formatNikon F100 + Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 07:15 (N+1)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse
5 Frames… Of a triple waterfall in Luxembourg on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (120 Format / EI 400 / Agfa Billy I 6,3)
Over the last few months, I have fallen in love with old medium format cameras, so I took three old medium format cameras with me for this trip. Among them was a 6x9cm Agfa Billy I 6.3 with an Agnar f/6.3 / 105mm, model 1950. I loaded the Billy with […]
Editor’s note: In early 2018 I invited Paul McKay to tell the story of how he created Analogue Wonderland. At the time, it was a new online store based in the UK selling everything from photographic film stocks to developing chemistry and film photography accessories. Each year since then, I’ve […]
Shot on Fujifilm FUJICOLOR C200 at EI 200Color negative film in 35mm formatNikon F100, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D
Earlier this year I had the privilege of crossing paths with Maryke Musson, CEO of the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation. Little did I know that she would become one of the most influential people in my life. She did not only introduce me to the Education Foundation and the […]
Part of my ongoing 35mm anamorphic tests on film… Shot on Kodak Ektar 100 at EI 100Color negative film in 35mm formatNikon F100, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D + ISCO Ultra Star 2.1
I think the main thing I need to state before anything else is I’m not a rangefinder man. I’ve shot them and had, for the most part, mixed feelings about them. Examples of rangefinders I’ve liked include the Argus C3, and the Kiev 4. So when I say I liked […]
This film emerges as a direct outcome of Covid-19 related quarantine, the nectar of staying alone, indoors for 60 days, (during April & May 2020) engrossed in house chores..
If you spend any amount of time surfing the bevy of analog photography hashtags on Instagram, you may have come across Omer Hecht and CatLABS. While he may be recognizable by his distinctive forearm tattoos, there’s more behind the smiling cat logo than some killer ink and a flair for vintage cameras. As one […]
Part of my ongoing 35mm anamorphic tests on film… Shot on Kodak Eastman Double-X (5222) at EI 800Black and white negative film in 35mm formatPush processed 3 stopsNikon F100, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D + ISCO Ultra Star 2.1
My good friend Johan recently moved from Gothenburg, Sweden to Berlin, Germany. I wanted to give him a proper farewell and give myself the best chance to emotionally process the loss of him moving. So, according to the proper virus distancing rules we met up on a cold and windy […]
Part of my ongoing 35mm anamorphic tests on film… Shot on Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS at EI 200Black and white negative film in 35mm formatPush processed a single-stopNikon F100, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D + ISCO Ultra Star 2.1
A few months back, I wrote an article here about how I met some camels while on a desert shoot. They appeared out of nowhere, cresting over a dune some ways away, just as I found myself at the end of a roll of T-MAX 100. I went about opening […]
Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 is an interesting film, with unclear origins, that shifts colours towards the purple spectrum, like a fantasy/dream. Greens become purple, blues aqua/green, and skin tones orangey, in a psychedelic way. Iso 100? 200? 400? Take your pick! While there are many articles out there about the colour […]
Registration opens for EXP.21, the world’s first experimental photography summer camp Photography festivals are back in Barcelona this summer! Between July 21st and 25th, 2021, the EXP.21 festival counts with 80 workshops, 40 conferences, and 10 OFF activities carried out by 48 international artists and curators. As usual, the selection […]
Shot on Ultrafine eXtreme 400 at EI 400Black and white negative film in 35mm formatNikon F100, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D
Part of my ongoing 35mm anamorphic tests on film… Shot on Bergger BRF-400 at EI 400Black and white negative film in 35mm formatNikon F100, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D + ISCO Ultra Star 2.1
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