Moving to Toronto in 2020 may have been the riskiest, rewarding and hectic phase of my life to date. With COVID-19 at its peak then, the city didn’t feel like itself. But through that slow pace, I was able to get a feel and footing on the city. With so many lives passing by you […]
When looking back on my photographs, even as “recently” far as 2019, I feel an abstraction in what my role in these images ought to be. In the moment of pressing the shutter, I feel I am the photographer, I have taken this picture.
Announced at The Photography Show 2020 just moments ago, ILFORD Photo (with a little help from their friends at Paterson Photographic), is bringing a new pop-up darkroom and darkroom kit, both penciled in for release starting in early Q4 2021. And, for all of you waiting for EMULSIVE Secret Santa, there’s also a little bonus […]
Many nights I think about tipping points and critical thresholds, about decisions made from which there is no turning back. I don’t really lose sleep over it. I think it’s part of why I started shooting film, how once you click the shutter the image is forever there, physically, but whatever’s in front of you […]
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. I find this uncomfortable – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format). Black and white […]
I have passed through this area of Northern Arizona known as Grey Mountain many times for work. This trip was different. I had my new to me Mamiya 23 Standard 6×9 medium format camera with me and a fresh roll of Kodak Portra 400. The abandoned Whiting Hotel has recently had a colorful facelift from […]
My family and I recently moved to Sweden. I had owned the Hasselblad for a few months prior to moving, but documenting our first few months in the country of its origin seemed poignant! The first few film stocks I had tried were Ektar 100, then Lomography Color Negative 800 (which I had unsuccessfully tried […]
Rollei Ortho 25 Plus is easily my favorite film, and it’s probably the one I use least often. It’s obviously a lot easier, and less conspicuous, to load my Nikon F2 with a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400, push it to EI 1600 for a long walk and call it a day. But, when I […]
I have been using ILFORD HP5 PLUS in ILFOSOL 3 since forever. In fact, my first camera was my father’s Nikon F2 Photomic, which I still own and use. I started taking pictures under his guidance in 1976, when I was still in
The Pentacon looks just like a standard 35mm SLR, although it is a little taller, a little wider and a little deeper. It is also heavier although does not feel particularly unwieldy in use.
These 5 Frames tell the story of how a budget black and white film, an accidental ISO reading, and a last-minute trip to the NE Coast of Ireland turned out to be the perfect storm.
When I set out to explore the world of film photography I was immediately infatuated with the process. The mechanical clicks as the film advanced in the camera.
When you think about rolling car photography — the art of taking photos of moving vehicles, not just moving cars — while moving, using large format film probably won’t spring to mind as your first choice. Hell, 35mm film probably won’t either, let alone a ponderous format, exposed one sheet at a time into a box weighing 10lbs/4.5kg (without lens).
Shot on Kodak Portra 400VC at EI 320 (120 Format). Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6. Hasselblad 2000FCW + Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8
During a visit in November 2020, my friend Erik gave me a camera on unlimited loan: an Edixa-MAT Reflex, Model C, built around 1960. At the time of…
This is probably old news to most folks, but I thought I would pop a quick notebook entry up for posterity. I’ve published a review of the lovely Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor on…
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).
It’s funny how things come round! I first created this article along with another draft back in late March 2020 as a scratchpad for other (not too serious) ideas.
My first memories of childhood begin with my father’s Leica R4 and since then, cameras and I have been inseparable. So much so that I rarely leave my house without my camera and at work, I develop new forms of cameras, imaging systems and algorithms. I grew up in a small city called Dehradun (in […]
I’ve been developing my own film now for over ten years, using Paterson system tanks and reels. The process of finishing a roll, getting out the dark bag and getting the film onto the Paterson spool has become almost second nature and, when all goes well, almost meditative. A few moments of calm. Does it […]