June. Rain. July. Rain. August… Rain again. The days were all the same. What to do in Paris during a summer as rotten as that of 2007? My wife had already been working abroad for several months. I felt lonesome and I was doing my best to keep on carrying on when the phone rang […]
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 […]
I hate travelling light. Truth be told, I always surprise myself with the amount of gear I consider necessary on a trip. That’s better. You see, I always have a perfectly good explanation for every piece of gear I carry. As you might expect, this is largely focused on being prepared for any situation, thousands […]
I think Kodak Tri-X 400 might be one of the most mystical film stocks ever produced. For more than 70 years of its production, it has covered almost all of the history of the 20th century folowing WW2. Its flexibility to tolerate push-processing makes it a favourite of photojournalists of the film era. One of […]
Welcome to 2020 here on EMULSIVE! I hope you all had a peaceful ringing in of the new year. For my part, I was in bed ten minutes after the fireworks finished. I’m pleased to be able to kick off the year off with my first film photographer interview of 2020: number 210 to be […]
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 […]
Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to this week’s fresh EMULSIVE interviewee: Paulo Monteiro. Over to you, Paulo. Hi Paulo, what’s this picture, then? PM: This photo was taken moments after the baptism ceremony of an artisanal fishing boat in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel Island, Azores. For me, it sums up much […]
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 […]
These frames are from Southeast Drive, a series on Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) portraying daily life in and around the city I have lived in since 1992. The photographs respond to a comment I heard years ago, which characterized SELA as a “war zone”, presumably for the high rate of crime. In the whereabouts of […]
These five frames come from my first-ever roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 that, insofar as experience goes, was only my fourth roll of film. They are shot on a Nikon FE and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI lens from 1978, purchased by my dad when he was 27 years old—an immigrant from the Philippines to […]
Last July I had my parents staying and we went for a bush walk at Mount Bruce with my two boys. I took along two rolls of film; T-MAX 400 and Tri-X 400, along with my 35mm Canon AT-1 and my Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens. I used the in-camera match-needle meter for metering light. […]
This is my ever-changing long-term photo essay about Israel and the Palestinian territories. A place so complex and beautiful at the same time. It isn’t always easy or straightforward to put into words but I have done my best to paint
In March of 2018, I was heading to Oakland and San Francisco for a photo work assignment and decided to do some street photography on my time off while I was up there.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room – this camera comes with some serious bling. It is in fact, a special gold-dipped version officially called the “Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 75 years edition”.
Jazz has a special place in my heart. It’s a musical language that somehow, I can understand by simply feeing my mind and letting the music run through my soul.
I just recently got this Minolta SRT201 from an old friend who didn’t have the time nor the space to make a home for her.
When I first started photography as a serious hobby I was shooting a Fujifilm X10 digital camera.
I was born in Charleroi, Belgium. This city had a long and successful past of coal mining and is therefore scattered with coal heaps.
About a year ago, whilst a heavy rain was pouring over the small city in Lombardy (Italy) where I live, the thought of going out with a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 snapped instantly in my head.
To answer this question, I researched the foundations of film and digital photography; and which factors can influence the style of the results for my bachelor thesis.