Recently I looked at Kentmere Pan 400 made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. I showed 5 Frames shot at box speed with my Leica M6 and 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M. I was very pleasantly pleased with the prints I made from this film. How about rating the film for a higher EI (aka underexposing it and […]
I was looking into the story of how Kentmere Pan 400 came to be made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. Fotoimpex who own ADOX, a well established film manufacturing company in Europe, asked HARMAN to make a film that they could sell to replace the Afga APX400 film after the Agfa factory closed. The formula […]
With changed living and working arrangements I have found myself walking the streets of my neighbourhood a lot more regularly than I usually would. All of a sudden, the streets of Holland Park, Greenslopes, Tarragindi and Mt, Gravatt on the suburban Southside of Brisbane, Australia are seeing a lot more of me. I always try […]
I returned to film photography in 2017 after more than a decade long break. My gear is a mixture of Mamiya (6×6, 6×4.5) and Canon (35mm). My partner, who shoots digital today, used this Canon EOS A2 as his primary camera from the mid-1990s until 2006. After I had spent a year focused on technique […]
I’ve been shooting film for over 50 years, in the last few years mainly with medium format (Mamiya, Fuji and Hasselblad primarily) but still actively shooting 35mm with a broad range of cameras. Aside from my Leicas (M3 and IIIc) and a few others that I’ve purchased over the years, most of what I shoot […]
The whole idea behind this article started as I was looking into finding a “daily” use black and white film, on the cheap, so that I could bulk roll my own. As I’m from Europe (Romania, just one sharp right away from the Black Sea), I first looked into Foma Bohemia films, which are quite […]
Having been into film photography for a little over a year, I saw visiting my sister in Morocco as the perfect opportunity to take some pictures in a different environment from the rainy streets of Leeds. This particular roll was shot in Casablanca and Rabat (there’s even a picture of my Dad on the train […]
At the beginning of my experiments with black and white film, I tried almost all modern (and available) films from different manufacturers. It was great fun to try different combinations of films and developers, a lot of experience but over the time I became to realize that if you want to have a stable result, […]
This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.
Receiving the ILFORD newsletter about the HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA really threw me off guard. I thought to myself, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this???”. I’ve run FilmFolk Philippines close to five wonderful years now and there really is a hole in an emerging market such as ours. The interest in film photography amongst the youth […]
After some recent discussions with my peers, I’ve started to feel that “honesty” is an underrated quality in many genres of photography. I’ve given the topic a lot of thought, in order to take some personal steps to ensure my integrity, especially when it comes to what is shown in my images. When it comes […]
“I thought it was color!”
That was what my friend Adele texted me when she saw the scans I’d sent. I can understand her surprise.
I discovered my love of film photography by accident. Being a collector, I have always frequented thrift stores for anything I could find of interest.
“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Making a living as a photographer requires me to have professional digital equipment. Still, everyone around me knows about my passion for film.
I shot this roll during a visit to Hull in the United Kingdom.
It’s a pleasure to be able to bring you Lilly Schwartz or @blaurebell, as she’s know on Twitter for today’s interview. Lilly is a true film photography hero.