Having traveled internationally for years in search of compelling imagery, I sometimes feel like there aren’t many unique events left to cover in my own backyard. That’s obviously not the case, as the world (even my small corner of it) is filled with undiscovered wonders. This reassuring fact was driven home recently when a friend […]
Last December, I was fortunate enough to take a solo trip to New York City after my semester finished up. I settled on staying in the Lower East Side, where I could easily walk to museums and other unique spaces without breaking a sweat. As a Canadian visiting NYC, I very much wanted to blend […]
In September I went to pride for the first time since coming out. I didn’t intend to take a lot of photos but I always have a camera with me and in a hurry to get to the bus I picked some film to put in my bag to shoot. I chose Cinestill 50D because […]
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 the real thing? Available for […]
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 up to a piece I’d […]
Scrolling through my Instagram feed introduced me to the wonderful world of CineStill. I had been having an extensive internal debate over which CineStill stock to buy and where to shoot it, but a pre-Christmas 2019 trip to Copenhagen ended up forcing my hand. After the usual trawls through the local camera shops (the best […]
When Cinestill reintroduced their BwXX 250 film stock, I was intrigued and bought a roll immediately. Like their other film stocks, BwXX 250 is movie film re-engineered for still cameras.
Update 02: 2018-09-20
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wondered how many fresh film stocks are still in production and available for purchase today.