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EMULSIVE Interview #221: I am Gaetan Cormier Interview and this is why I shoot film

Stormchaser, landscape photographer and portraiture, today’s interviewee has a long and varied photographic history. Please give a warm welcome to Montrealean (-er? -an?), Gaetan Cormier! Over to you, Gaetan. Hi Gaetan, what’s this picture, then? Farm and Trees – Bronica SQ-A with 80mm lens, ILFORD FP4 PLUS GC: I learned about these cute farm buildings […]

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The Leica M3: 5 reasons why it’s the greatest camera ever

The Leica M3 doesn’t do anything that another camera can’t. In fact, by today’s standards, it is severely lacking in features that are normally considered standard. No light meter. No hot shoe. No autofocus. No automatic exposure. Limited frame line selection (50/90/135). 1/50 max flash sync speed… On paper then, one might ask why anyone […]

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My 2020 lockdown journey: a comparative test of Kodak EKTACHROME E100 and Fujifilm Velvia 50 (bonus Portra/Lomography included)

I set out this Spring and Summer to do a comparative test of Kodak EKTACHROME E100 and Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 (RVP50). In my lifetime experience with film (going back to childhood), I’ve mostly shot slide film, and we had those traditional slide shows with Family and Friends because my mother used the original EKTACHROME from […]

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5 Frames… Of the 2020 Montreal International Women’s Day march on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 800 / 35mm Format / Canon F-1 Montreal 1976 Olympics edition)

One of the main reasons I decided to start shooting film was time. I feel film photography embodies a must-needed break from the frantic times we’re living (at least pre-coronavirus-wise). Composing, light metering, focusing… plus developing, scanning. Photographic film is a test to your patience, and, in the end, a great boost to your creative […]

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Expired Film from 1987! Kodacolor VR 400 and the Contaflex Super (New)

Discovered in the depths of the cellar this film from 1987. My oh my expired, brittle and a pain in the major to develop and scan. Nonetheless, its finally done! Video and Images of my adventure across an alpine pass and up to the Ramsau am Dachstein plateau from some images taken with the Contaflex […]

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5 Frames… Of alien landscapes in Murmanskaya state on a Leica M7 and Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 (EI 400 / 35mm format / ILFORD HP5 PLUS)

I made these pictures in Murmanskaya State, Russia in Autumn 2019, when I was working as the producer of a photo crew and we travelled to various industrial facilities. But I am a photographer and can’t be without my camera. The north itself has fascinated me, but industrial landscapes add even more notes of meditative […]