For what am I not trying to capture if not the essence of the character of my motifs? That´s why I like to shoot the woodlands and other things I find interesting with a portrait lens or at least mostly with a shallow depth of field. I´m interested in details I see or the beauty […]
My family and I recently moved to Sweden. I had owned the Hasselblad for a few months prior to moving, but documenting our first few months in the country of its origin seemed poignant! The first few film stocks I had tried were Ektar 100, then Lomography Color Negative 800 (which I had unsuccessfully tried […]
Rollei Ortho 25 Plus is easily my favorite film, and it’s probably the one I use least often. It’s obviously a lot easier, and less conspicuous, to load my Nikon F2 with a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400, push it to EI 1600 for a long walk and call it a day. But, when I […]
After graduating from college in 2020 my parents gave me a Hasselblad 500CM as a graduation present. I had been wishing for a Hasselblad since learning about them. As a quick introduction, Hasselblad is legendary within analogue photography circles, from photos on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission (I can recommend the 2019 documentary […]
When you rummage inside your old camera bag and find an unexposed roll of ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional, the urge to try to expose and develop it despite the fact that the expiration date says something like ’12 years before today’, well it comes to you, and how. …and if in the cellar you also […]
Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 is an interesting film, with unclear origins, that shifts colours towards the purple spectrum, like a fantasy/dream. Greens become purple, blues aqua/green, and skin tones orangey, in a psychedelic way. Iso 100? 200? 400? Take your pick! While there are many articles out there about the colour shifting properties of this film, […]
It was around 9 o’clock in the evening when I was walking the coast of Thessaloniki in order to capture some long exposures of the ships with one of my friends. I was had my Hasselblad 500CM loaded with a Fuji Provia 100F and was searching for the ideal place to set our tripods. My […]
5 Frames… Near Seattle’s Pike Place Market on a Hasselblad 500CM and ILFORD HP5 PLUS (120 Format / EI 400 / Carl Zeiss Distagon CF 60mm f/3.5) When talk turns to street photography cameras, first thoughts might be 35mm rangefinders or small SLRs, though many iconic shots have been done with larger medium format cameras. […]
If you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas! If you’re not, welcome to the end of a year which, well, that’s enough about that. I made a promise to myself early in 2020 that I’d do my best to focus on the positives and share a little more love than usual this year. Things didn’t turn out exactly […]
No matter where I’m heading travel-wise, I always make a point of doing some sort of online recce before I depart. I think It gives you a visual understanding of the geographic layout and nature of the country you’re heading to and Croatia wasn’t a country I’d travelled to before. This online point of reference […]
I have an upcoming project that I’ve wanted to shoot on a Hasselblad 500CM (perhaps it’s just “justification” to get this legendary camera). Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, that project is on indefinite hold. I decided to still get the camera recently, to give me some time to get used to it. Thankfully, my first roll […]
Sometimes technical perfection counts less than the artistic adventure of trying new things, and I recently decided to join the growing number of photogs shooting expired film. This was a tough departure for me – I almost always shoot Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS or sometimes ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and carefully develop it with an […]
Red has always been my favourite colour. Additionally, in my culture, the year I was born essentially gave me the fire feng shui; hence, the colour red (should) provide protection and luck. So this project RED has always been a dream of mine. I mean, this idea wasn’t original, of course, I was inspired by […]
Today’s EMULSIVE interviewee should not be a stranger to regular readers. From his thoughts on the Contax S2 and RTS series to a quick delve into scanning film with the $20k Imacon 949, Tom Sebastiano has already given us a peek into some of his photography. It’s time to take a much deeper dive. Over […]
I bought this Hasselblad 500C/M a little over 2 years ago now. It was an eBay buy and back then I was a digital shooter. I always lusted after…
Over the past few months I have experimented with several medium format and 35mm cameras. I have also tried out different films like the new CatLABS X-FILM 80, some Fomapan films and the newly available Kosmo Foto Mono 100 in medium format. I am now refining my camera and film choices. I did run some […]
It is a wonderful thing to get out of the city and into nature. This is especially true if we can simultaneously step away from the technology that dominates daily life for most people now. This is why, when I travel for pleasure, I pack a film camera and head for the forest. Over the […]
Some time ago I combined two new-for-me techniques in one batch of the film developing process – semi-stand and processing C-41 film in B&W chemistry.
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I’m Sam, physics and astronomy student and amateur photographer. I started shooting seriously when I bought a Bronica from the charity shop I was volunteering at four years ago.