I’m sad to report that the company has announced its intent to temporarily cease production at their Mobberly (UK) factory from Wednesday April 1st 2020 until further notice.
Business closures, stay at home orders and the imperative for social distancing have probably cut you off from your normal sources of photographic inspiration. Your project Strangers Touching Each Other’s Faces in Dense Crowds is on hold for the foreseeable future. So rather than capturing the wide world, here is a technique to explore the […]
It can be a strange experience visiting an old stamping ground after a gap of many years as it was when I went back to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the summer; the place is still Newcastle but some of my favourite pubs have long since disappeared, some remain and new ones have sprung up, a host of […]
When I told EM we’d bought tickets for our yearly trip to New York he suggested to visit and interview Tony Vaccaro. I never heard that name before so I looked him up. His bio reads, “Born on the 22nd of December 1922”. We had email contact with his daughter-in-law and since EM himself did […]
These are the 29 days and 31 articles that made EMULSIVE in February 2020, starting (as always) with a list of the “top ten” as decided by you and ordered by date of publication. A lot went on in February, here’s what you might have missed. Enjoy!
Over the last few years, I have become a landscape photographer. It was not a conscious choice but now I embrace it.
Wood is out, replaced by anodised aluminium and 3D printed parts. Say hello to the Intrepid Camera’s Black Edition 4×5. The camera is the latest creation from the UK based company whose offices are just a few hundred meters from Brighton’s Palace Pier. The new camera, available in limited quantities starting March 27th, is a […]
As the title says, for me, it’s about where things break down. The beginnings and endings. The edges. There is always a point at which an image breaks down and becomes the mark. Be it a pencil drawing, an oil painting or a photograph. I’ll show you what I mean. We’ll start with an oil […]
Hot off the press is news of a new film by the folks at Lomography: Fantôme Kino B&W ISO 8 film in 35mm format. Touted as a “brand new high contrast film with panchromatic sensitivity…
You don’t see many references to the Leica M1 but it is perhaps the purest photographic tool. It has a good viewfinder but no rangefinder and no other automation. It has the same body as the M2 but as you can see from the first photograph below, there is no rangefinder window (it’s blanked out […]
Something a little lighthearted for you from the folks over at ILFORD Photo in the UK. The company recently made a statement on the impact of COVID-19, which included the…
I came back to shooting film three years ago in 2017. For the previous fifteen years I had been shooting digital with a range of cameras, the last one being the Fuji X-T1, which I still use randomly or for special assignments. It is a fine, elegant and reliable machine and the results I was […]
To help beat the boredom, I reached out to the film photography community and asked what kinds of photography projects they’d be doing while stuck at home/physically distancing over the next…
When I started out in film photography, I was doing it as way to feel connected to my late father who also loved photography. I remembered his Canon SLR that he constantly took photos with when I was a kid.
One of the things I tried while in India was to set myself a simple challenge: to shoot a “perfect” roll of 36 exposures.
When my favorite band — Philadephia’s mewithoutYou — came to town in Fall 2019 fall, I knew I wanted to shoot the concert with film. I’ve been going to punk rock shows since the mid-90s, but have only taken up film photography in earnest over the last year or so. For my first foray into […]
At the end of February, I played a little game on social media in the form of a film photography “Never Have I Ever…” For a fun little thing, the….
Recently, a number of film companies have issued warnings about new and enhanced scanning technology (CT scanners). As I was travelling through Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport recently, I thought I would sacrifice a roll of film to see what the damage looks like.
Over the last year or so I’ve been making the transition back in time to using film rather than my digital’ cameras. In life, I feel I am making a return to a slower and more simple outlook and the return to film for me is part of the process. I tend to use whatever […]
An article about learning to love photographic mistakes may not be completely interesting to all of you reading this. Stay with me for a minute. My promise to you is that at the very least, I will end with my feelings on Catlabs X-film 80 as they specifically relate to my experience with the ONDU […]