My first memories of childhood begin with my father’s Leica R4 and since then, cameras and I have been inseparable. So much so that I rarely leave my house without my camera and at work, I develop new forms of cameras, imaging systems and algorithms. I grew up in a small city called Dehradun (in […]
I shot my first roll of35mm film using a Pentax K1000 I bought on the same day I returned a faulty Yashica Mat 124-G — my first camera ever — but that’s a story for another article about my first 120 film roll. I’m glad I made that decision! The Pentax K1000 taught me a […]
Welcome to another fresh EMULSIVE interview, this week with New York based tech journalist David Imel. Regular readers might remember David’s flagrant disregard for the sanctity of 5 Frames… with his 9 Frames / 3 Triptychs from last November and I’m glad to say he’s back with more — frames, not triptychs that is. To […]
Last December I went on a trip to the area where my mother was born and where parts of my family still live. It’s an area close to Cologne which is marked by the brown coal industry. There are several power plants still contributing to Germany’s energy supply and brown coal has been mined and […]
At this point in my film career, I own my fair share of cameras. I’ve bought a Mamiya RB67 and some lenses. I splurged on a Plaubel Makina 67. I even found a Mamiya 7 II for half street value courtesy of a kind old man on craigslist. And I’ve shot with all of these […]
First things first, I have to confess that I am 80% a digital shooter. It’s more convenient because I work mostly with models, and therefore, attention to detail is important, so I like to occasionally be able to check the results on the LCD screen. Recently, I did some cleaning up in my studio and […]
Being under quarantine has me doing all sorts of film-related experiments. In addition to following EMULSIVE’s 65 projects on what photographers can do when stuck at home, I decided to try out a roll or two of expired 35mm film in an old medium format camera, the Ansco Rediflex. I decided to use an old […]
Not too long ago EM posted an article about his first roll of film. I was going through my old scans at the time and found mine. This coincidence inspired me to share that roll with you, albeit with a few shots removed (at the subjects request). The majority, however, remain in all their uncomposed […]
There are many cameras out there that take standard 35mm film and expose alternative formats for creative effect. The Noblex’s literally sweeping panoramas, the Nishika N8000’s 3D gifs, and the Lomography Pop’s 9 frame pop-art “explosions” all have their appeal, but they all share the same problem: their form factor and results are too niche […]
In 2019 Lomography announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new film emulsion: LomoChrome Metropolis XR100-400.
What follows is my 2019 in film photography, a 365 photography project that was absolutely not a 365 project. In this article, I share the results from 115 of the sheets/rolls of film I shot in 2019. It boils down to over one hundred photographs taken by yours truly, all wrapped up in a couple […]
My travel assignments require me to create strong imagery that can be quickly and seamlessly integrated into a digital workflow, which is why my primary work camera is almost always a digital body. While I love the consistently excellent results that I have been able to get with digital cameras, I have missed the beautiful […]
I’ve known today’s interviewee online for a few years now, and even had the pleasure of meeting her back in 2018*.
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 400.
Color negative film in 35mm format film.
Fuji GW690III + EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5.
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 800.
Color negtive film in wide 35mm format (TEXPan).
Push processed 1-stop.
Fuji GW690III + EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5.
I purchased this camera through Gumtree because it came with some great accessories (Minolta Auto 320X Flash, the Hanimex lens used here, a Makinon MC f/4.5 80-200mm zoom, Minolta auto winder and various filters!) and, it was an excellent
This week’s interviewee has been shooting film for a little over a year at the time of writing.
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 400
Color negative film in 35mm format
I don’t often ever add commentary to my daily photo posts but this one is a little special.
It’s my photographic keystone.
At first, I didn’t get the hype but I really respect Dan Ko’s opinion when he said he would buy any Konica Waiwai at the silliest price he could find.
It has been a couple of months since my first post, on Why I Shoot Film, and I thought that now would be a great time to provide an update.