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Phil spent 25 years as a professional photographer after leaving Photographic College in the mid 1970’s. In his early years, he worked as a medical photographer, based in a hospital in the north of the UK and later came upon a change of direction to industrial photography and film/TV production. In the late 90’s Phil gave up professional photography and trained as a Train Guard, retiring a few years ago. He mainly uses "standard" lenses (50mm/80mm/150mm depending on format) with his cameras. He feels this makes him work harder and the resultant images are better. He doesn't specialise with his photography, enjoying photographing anything that appeals.

5 Frames With… Kodak Portra 800 (35mm / EI 800 /...

I know EMULSIVE is running a Portraparty, but me being a grumpy old-aged pensioner, I don’t have any social media accounts (although I do read some).

5 Frames With… Harman Direct Positive Paper (EI 2 / 4X5...

I was recently reading Daphne Schnitzer’s interview and one of the many materials she uses is Harman Direct Positive Paper (DPP).

5 Frames With… ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 125 / 35mm /...

It must be 30 years since I’ve used ILFORD FP4 PLUS, of course, it was plain FP4 in those days (I stopped using it before the PLUS arrived in 1990).

Camera review: getting back on the bike with the Intrepid 4×5...

It sounds very grand when you tell people that you are having a field camera made for you. I certainly felt grand and excited when I placed my order for an Intrepid 4x5 with blue bellows and lens board.

5 Frames With… Bergger Pancro 400 (EI 200 / 35mm /...

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.

5 Frames With… Kosmo Foto Mono 100 (EI 100 / 35mm)...

I mentioned to EM that my Kosmo film had just arrived and he demanded a 5 Frames With… pronto! So here we are.

Film review: Film Washi S 50 ISO (35mm) black and white...

The film cassette label states that the S stands for Sound Recording Film. I wondered how a film designed for making movie sound tracks would fare in conventional photography.

Pentax 110 Auto and Lomography Color Tiger 200 Review by Phil...

I was recently given a Pentax 110 Auto, it is in lovely condition and it fired up happily with a new set of batteries.

A word on: Cinestill 800T (35mm) – by Phil Harrison

I thought CineStillFilm 800T would be a fun film to try and used my Leica M2 and Summarit-M 50mm f2.5 lens (with lens hood) to shoot a roll in and around the Manchester Art Museum, Rylands Library and the surrounds.

Film stock review: a first look at FILM FERRANIA P30® Alpha

UPDATE: Scott Micciche has published part one and part two of his extensive FERRNIA P30 Alpha tests. EMULSIVE: As film photography practitioners, you'll hopefully be familiar with the release of FILM Ferrania's FERRANIA P30®Alpha 35mm black and white film