I picked up of five rolls from the good folks at Ultrafine Online aka The Photo Warehouse and after a few weeks of testing out black & while 35mm film my top three are this The Kodak Double-X 5222, Kodak 2238 Panchromatic Separation 25 ISO film which is perfect for those bright days and Kentmere 400 which has a great sharpness and is a great all around film. I do have other favorites, but if I had to choose I would rather be stuck with these three as of right now, but who knows that might change as we get closers to the fall and winter seasons.
Both images consist of four separate shots from my Iphone that I stitched together in Lightroom. I posted the first one a few days ago and the second one I took on Monday morning.
I shot this Ilford PanF Plus pushed the 2 stops because I wanted to see what kind of contrast I could get out of in during the day, but I shot the whole roll on my walk home from work at five in the morning. Not disappoint with the shot came out, but now I need to pick up another roll to actually run my test.
If I wasn’t on my way into work I would have stop to talk to this gentleman.
Camera : Fujica ST705
Film : Foma Fomapan 100 Classic
You can always spot someone who is actually trying to setup composition verses someone just looking to take a snap shot of their day and here is a great example of it.
Loaded a roll of Kentmere Pan 400 into my AE1 for a quick walkabout and I can say this black and white shootout I’m working is going to be getting harder when it comes down to choosing a favorite film type.
This seagull let me get right up in its personal space to get the shot I thought it wanted to get its portrait taken.
“Every friendship is different because everyone's personality is different.” - Nargis Fakhri
In frame the man @eightfoldstudio
My goal for the next few weeks is to shot every type of Black and White 35mm film I can get my hands on and as of right now my two favorites are the Cinestill BwXX and this Ilford Delta 100 but I have a strong feeling I’m going to like the roll of Kodak TMax 3200 I picked up from some the images I have seen.
I don’t have many shots of my father, but this one it buy far my favorite of him. He reads the Bible three to fours times a day. I asked after I took this shot if he reads is from front to back, he told me no and that when he sits down to read a passage he just made opens to a random page and reads. I asked him why he did it this way and he said it was because where ever the book to opened too was where he was supposed to be at that time. I myself am more of a agnostic when it comes to belief, but I can’t argue with his logic because I do believe when we do something it was meant to be that way and that time.
Happy Fathers Day Pop!
We were having some fun making the violin levitate for the camera.
I have been avoiding Chinatown for a minute because it seems to have become cliche over the last few years, also it has been overrun with tourists on holiday in New York, I don’t have a problem with tourists I just try to avoid them when I’m walking around. Anyway I took a detour and cut thru Chinatown and was reminded why I continue to stay away.
Shot on Cinestill BwXX after scanning I had to bring into Lightroom for a bit dodging and burning to get what I wanted.
I wanted to take a fancy shot for the Liver Bashers social media that was a bit different from the shots we normally post on our Instagram. So I grab a glass from a set Lorenzo Mitil gave me and stacked up some scotch tape to prop up the glass and with a wee bit of Photoshop magic, some color correction in Lightroom Mobile and Bobs your Uncle.
Black and white always seems like it has more to say, I still haven’t figured out what it’s saying though.
As much as I enjoy street photography portrait photography is something I really want to do, but it’s hard to find people who want their pictures taken. This is my friend Jessica aka Tiny Satan aka the woman behind Created and Reincarnated and what’s she lacks in height she makes up for with a vivid imagination.