Back in the 1980s, I briefly worked for a film processing service in London’s West End. From time to time, people would drop in a mysterious Orwo branded film that our labs couldn’t handle because (they said) it used a strange propriety process that originated “behind the Iron Curtain” and could only be processed there. […]
This film emerges as a direct outcome of Covid-19 related quarantine, the nectar of staying alone, indoors for 60 days, (during April & May 2020) engrossed in house chores..
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 […]
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 […]
This is the story of a photo project which started on a whim and grew into something far bigger than I’d imagined. Fingers crossed it’s not finished yet, but more on that later.
These photos are a part of a much bigger series on the smaller trains on the Indian Railways that ply through the remotest parts of the country.
Greetings Comrades! I am back with another “5 Frames” feature to further your capitalist decadence. This time I am shooting the superior German film type N74 plus produced by ORWO.
Disclaimer: Unlike most film reviews that have comparison shots of the same subject, taken under different settings and exposure values, this review will feature a set of photos that show the film’s capability to perform under different lighting conditions.
Shot on ORWO N74 plus at EI 400
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
Rodinal: 1+100, 21°C/70°F, 60:00 (N)
No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 3 inversions/ 30 minutes, normal stop/fix/rinse