In the summer of 2019, I sold my trusty Olympus XA in order to buy my then-dream camera: the Mamiya RB67. Although these cameras are vastly different, the XA being ideal for travel and street photography while the RB is more for studio shoots and still-life, I was convinced that when the time came I […]
Introduced in 1900, the Kodak Brownie was instrumental in bringing photography to the masses. It sold for US$1.00 (around US$44 in 2022 terms), and included film and processing. Essentially a cardboard box with a plastic lens, this simple design revolutionized photography and allowed people from all walks of life to take pictures. My Brownie, the […]
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 […]
When I saw the “$20 Film Camera Challenge” article on DPReview in August 2020, I never expected to end up writing this article a year later. Being a child of the 70s and 80s, I grew up in an analogue world where a good camera was something you aspired to. You didn’t buy the latest […]
Detail of a component on one of the very few operating steam locomotives in the United States, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Portland, OR. Hasselblad 503CX, Zeiss Planar f3.5 100 mm. Kodak T-MAX 100 developed in HC-110.
The Luck gas station is a roadside landmark on North Carolina 209 is the crossroad of Luck. It is the halfway point between Hot Springs and Lake Junaluska. Despite no real parking area, this is likely the most photographed building on NC 209. In this case, I had my wife let me hop out of […]
Shot on Kodak T-MAX 100 at EI 200.Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6x6Hasselblad 2000FCW + Zodiak-B 30mm f/3.5 converted to V-Mount Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 6:30 (N+1)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse.
I am located in La Ceja, a municipality 40 km from Medellín, Colombia’s second city in South America. For my return to the chemical process of black and white film photography, I dusted off my old Nikon N90 camera, which I used commercially in combination with the Nikon F4 in the last decade of the […]
The lockdown has been a big lesson for me, in that I have come to appreciate the little things in life. Photography is my hobby (some would say obsession) and it takes me to another world, away from the normal every day. I enjoy the gear, the chemicals, and more recently, darkroom printing. I am […]
Say hello to Andrea Bianchi; Surfer, extreme sports photographer, photo editor and portraitist based in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Andrea and I have been crossing paths for 18 months now and I’m glad to finally be able to bring his interview to you. Settle in, this is going to be […]
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 […]
Once again and with his kind permission, I’m posting one of Craig Pindell’s Never Forget series of photographs and his words in remembrance of the attack on New York’s World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. If you are reading this at 08:46 EST on September 11th, 2020, Craig will have just captured the latest image in […]
I’m going to push the definition of this series but bear with me. First, I’d like to say that this was a disaster but also a learning experience. Like all good stories, this one has a bit of a background to it so let’s start with the question, why get into self-developing film at all? […]
I go to visit my family in Argentina once a year, and ever since I got into film photography I have been returning from these trips with my carry-on filled with their old and unwanted cameras, flashes, and meters. This year, my aunt (who was an avid film photographer) found a bag of expired film […]
Welcome to the latest EMULSIVE interview, featuring none other than Alys Tomlinson, Sony World Photography Awards, Photographer of the Year 2018. There’s a lot to unpack here, so I’ll let Alys crack on. Over to you, Alys! Hi Alys, what’s this picture, then? AT: This was the first portrait I took for my project Ex-Voto. […]
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 […]
In 2016 I decided to back the TwoFourths DIY 617 Kickstarter project, paying about $185 for a kit that would let me use two lenses on the wood and plastic 6×17 format camera. I saw this as a point and shoot camera, requiring less effort than my 4×5 and 8×10, and much less expensive than […]
Split between continents and cultures, today’s fresh interviewee Amol Parikh takes us on a trip into his photographic story, from the US East Coast to the West, from India to Mauritius. I’ll leave the rest to the man himself. Over to you, Amol. Hi Amol, what’s this picture, then? Rainbow Lifeguard Tower, Venice, California. Leica […]
It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to join me falling into the words and work of a rather rare beast.
Based in the Scottish Highlands, today’s interviewee gets about a bit, and I don’t just mean island hopping in the Scottish seas.