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.
The woman with the mobile phone must think I’m creepy. Or possibly daft. Perhaps both. She is sat on a bench in the sunshine, having a chat with a friend, and I am stalking around the arches of the building with a camera as old as I am. Precisely, as old as I am, in […]
As a collector of classic camera’s made in Dresden, Germany I try to use each of my camera’s at least once. No problem as long as the camera is more or less functional and the film it takes is still available. However, in the early 20th century there was a baffling array of different film […]
A few months ago on my Sunday routine at car boot sales looking for old and vintage film cameras I stumbled upon 2 (yes 2) cameras, lovely and in good looking condition Olympus MJU 35mm point and shoot cameras. I had previously read on the internet many times about the cult there is with the […]
It’s mid-December 2020 and a bearded, touqued figure stands silently on the side of a frozen lake looking off towards the rising peak of a distant mountain as the sun begins to rise. A wooden camera stands atop a carbon fiber tripod waiting for the film holder to be slid home and its shutter to […]
I recently wrote an article for 35mmc reacting to my inability to obtain one of my favorite films, Foma’s Retropan 320 Soft in 35mm format .In it, I touched briefly on why I shoot film and how Retropan has helped me understand that inclination more clearly. It has inspired me to consider this issue in greater […]
Most of us that have been around film photography for a long time know the Nikon Nikonos underwater camera. It was always a bit of a mysterious camera, reserved for fantastic journeys into the great depths of the oceans. These days, Nikonos cameras seem to be more of a curiosity of the past. Sadly, these were precision-engineered […]
The weather is getting colder so any temperate day is a good excuse to go for a walk. With the pandemic worsening, the only crowds I felt safe visiting were those interred in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. Founded in the first half of the 19th century it was meant as a park for the living […]
I was fascinated by the compactness and vintage colors with which this machine was built and also by the extreme simplicity of the commands with which to take photographs. I currently use medium format cameras, even in formats smaller than 6×6 but none has the weight, dimensions and compact like Bilora Bella. I decided to […]
Greetings and salutations from Quentin Quarantino at Club Lockdown! I’ve always appreciated still life but never really practised it at a photography level. If you need encouragement may I recommend having a look at the work of Josef Sudek. What this master can do with just an egg and a glass, is outstanding! Even though […]
When someone from Saint Petersburg Russia sends you a few rolls of film, I think they have to be shot with something interesting. Thanks to my EMULSIVE Secret Santa last December 2019 (@gyrdin) for these gifts. My smile reached up to my ears when I opened up the package and saw those bunch of BW […]
This particular day another photographer and I met up to wander around Baltimore’s East Side to take photos in different neighborhoods.
I originally set out to shoot this roll to try and nail down a few teething problems I had with starting home B&W development again. The first two rolls I had developed had small black specs all over the negative and concentrated particularly along the sides. Finding myself with a day off and no plans […]
I am a huge fan of half-frame cameras. I like to compose with the ‘portrait’ finder which is the default in all half-frame cameras except the Yashica Samurai family. It trains my eye to see in a different way for a while, which is good practice for a photographer. I bought the Pen EED for […]
The camera shop that I frequent in Toronto — Downtown Camera — recently relocated into a fresh, new space down the block from where it had long established itself as a staple of Toronto’s photography community. To celebrate this move, DC sold some “Grand Opening Mystery Boxes” in limited quantities. I purchased a 35mm box and […]
UPDATE: Registration for EMULSIVE Santa 2019 has closed. There is a little over one week to go before registration for EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2019 closes, so it seems to be an appropriate time to remind those of you dragging your feet to sign up before it’s too late! While you’re here, there’s also a bit […]
With their 100-year anniversary coming up in 2021, Foma Bohemia, makers of FOMAPAN black and white photographic film and papers is popping the cork a little early with three new, limited edition “retro” 1930s styled box art for its
Monobath film developers feel like the in thing for 2018.
I’m very pleased to be able to bring you the words and pictures of Ante Prskalo, previous contributor to EMULSIVE and dabbler in strange things with Rodinal.
Over to you, Ante!
Hi Ante, what’s this picture, then?
Wahey! It’s Ed Worthington aka “The 6 Million P Man” (that’s P as in English pence, not Mike, or the other P word).