California Desert, Polaroid Style
Instant Results in Palm Springs and at Joshua Tree With a Polaroid 600
November 27, 2018The magic of instant film begins the moment you press the oversized shutter button on the Polaroid camera. The distinct noise is apparent immediately, and this is followed by the sound of a soon-to-be-seen picture making its way along rollers toward the front of the camera, where it will be removed.— Kevan Wilkinson.
Old Film and Life
November 23, 2018My musings on shooting Fotokemika’s Efke KB 100, ORWO, Svema, Tasma, Atrivu, and Kodak Panatomic-X films.— Sergey V. Popov.
Medium Format Rookie
My First Roll With Yashica Mat Twin-Reflex
November 13, 2018This is my first ever roll of medium format film, shot over the course of a year in London. The enormous delay between opening the shutter and seeing the result a year later has been a very strange experience to me, as I used to get instant gratification (or not) from a direct flash of bright pixels.— Seb Noury.
An Eight-Week Tryst With Black and White Film
November 9, 2018Ilford HP5, pushed to 1600. . . Seeing their results in a full, contrasty, grainy glory made me fall out of love with colour- and into a winter affair with black and white film. Upon graduating from university, I found myself working a temp job in retail over the winter.— Alastair.
Still Scratching the Seven-Year Itch
October 18, 2018Last year was my seventh year as a film photographer. I wrote the short essay below to mark the occasion. While cleaning my room a few days ago, I stumbled upon a big bag of empty film canisters. Most of them, I figured, were from my restless, shutter-happy years.— Joy Celine Asto.
My Love for Film
October 2, 2018Family photo albums. I’m pretty certain this is where my love of film began. As I take notes for this article I leaf through albums and old family photographs. My parents were constantly taking pictures and making books out of them. I love this tangible aspect of photography.— Amy Paterson.
Building a Store for Film Photographers, Online
June 12, 2018My motivation to start Analogue Wonderland, a store that sells film to photographers, comes from my love for the hobby and the frustration with the expensive and lengthy film buying practice. The year 2017 has been monumentous for analogue photography.— Paul.
Through the Green Fuse
Beyond Cameras, Lenses, and Computers
April 24, 2018Through the Green Fuse is a portfolio of images that I created as an interpretation and celebration of the design of being, and through them, to enhance my understanding of its nature. Nineteen years ago I felt the need to explore photographic processes beyond both traditional and innovative uses as the means to advance my self-expression.— Robert Buelteman.
Where to Develop Film in Chiang Mai
Seven Labs, Five Reviews, One Personal Favourite
February 12, 2018For a small city of a hundred thousand, Chiang Mai is remarkably well-equipped for film photographers. Should you need your lab to handle slide film, medium format, darkroom printing; or develop and scan within an hour; this article will help you find a place to go.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
How Does It Work and How to Make One Yourself
February 6, 2018This mini-guide explains how redscale film works and how to make your own redscale film. All you need is scissors, tape, and a dark room (most bathrooms will do). My wife introduced me to practical film photography through Lomography six years ago when we were just starting to date.— Dmitri.
My Fondness for Film
January 23, 2018I’m holding a roll of film in my hand that just got ejected from my camera. There are three more at the lab. Another two canisters with monochrome emulsion waiting to be exposed through the new yellow filter. I can’t remember most of the shots that I’ve captured, except for some that I keep on thinking about, picturing how they may turn out.— Warat Kasitanon.
Shooting Ilford Pan 400 in Shanghai
Classic Grainy Monochrome in China’s Greatest Metropolis
September 19, 2017After testing out my charity shop film cameras with Kodak ColorPlus — because that was the only film they had in my local Tesco — I wanted to give monochrome a go. So I bought some Ilford Pan 400 — a film that seems common in Asia but unavailable in the US or the UK — and did exactly that. The main project for the rolls was shooting a trip to my better half’s home town, which I did. You can see how that went here. In the meantime, I’d returned to Shanghai with half an unshot roll still in the camera, which meant I could get some bonus photographs of what is really now my adopted home town.— Lee Webb.
7 Reasons to Love Instant Film
August 22, 2017I love taking pictures. I believe that a photograph can preserve a single moment in ever-changing reality, forever. As we move forward in time, constantly altering our existence it’s nice to look back at old images and know that the memory we hold dear can be relieved again and again.— Bailey Tovar.