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5 Frames… From a walk around Cape Pond, Massachusetts on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Yashica Electro 35 GSN)

Mid-November 2020 — 8 month months into the pandemic. We have to distance, but the one freedom we still can experience is a walk in the woods. Luckily, there’s a path near my home in Gloucester, Massachusetts to neighboring Rockport that is wild, wooded, and ever-changing given the season. In winter, it’s a whiteout. Spring, […]

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5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres)

5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) – by Leo Nikishin In summer 2020, I was lucky to spend 6 weeks wandering around the Sintra region in Portugal. It is a marvelous place and one of […]

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ILFORD HP5 PLUS vs Kodak Tri-X 400 at EI 1600 in the Moscow Metro with the Mamiya 7II

I highly recommend the Moscow Subway Metro. As someone who loves spending time exploring underground, this was perhaps an unexpected highlight of my 2019 trip to Russia. If you are going for a photo trip (after the obvious COVID restrictions are lifted), I highly suggest Sunday mornings between 8-10am. Weekdays will be hell as you’re […]

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Camera review: The unlovely (but very good) Pentax MZ-S

First an admission, I am an accidental Pentaxian. Like thousands of others, quite by chance I first learned to shoot film on a Pentax K1000. Since then many other Pentaxes have passed through my life: Spotmatic II, KM, MX, LX, 645n, both the 67 and 67ii and the MZ-S of course (twice!). The attraction is […]

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5 Frames… at the Fiesta de Santo Tomás with Kodak Tri-x 400 / 120 format / EI 320 / Zenza Bronica ETRSi)

Every year from the 13th to the 21st of December, the town of Chichicastenango in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala celebrates its yearly festival. The name of the town is a mouthful, so it’s better known as simply Chichi. The town seems frozen in time honoring a fusion of traditions imposed by the Spanish conquistadors […]

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5 Frames… With Kodak Tri-X 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Fujifilm GW690II Professional)

This Story begins back in the year 2000. I had been an in-house industrial photographer working for an engineering and manufacturing firm for the previous 20 years. It had been about four years since the company I worked for relocated, shut down my darkroom, and outsourced all film processing. Without access to a darkroom, I […]