152 Photo Essays and Stories — Shot on Film
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100 Travel Essays
Shades of Summer
Clusters of Discrete Dots
The Link Between Cinema and Still Photography
Through Works of My Favourite Visual Artists
December 29, 2022An exploration of the intertwined nature of still photography and cinema through works of Magnum photographers, Wong Kar-wai/Wing Shuya, and historical figures.— Justino Lourenço.
The Red as a Monochromatic Approach
November 21, 2022In this essay, I’d like to discuss my fascination with the colour red and the techniques I used to achieve the results.— Justino Lourenço.
Slow Pace Photography
October 20, 2022I’ve been granted access to a different view of Santa Eulària des Riu (Ibiza). I’d like to share it with you.— Carlos García-Suárez.
London in a Fishbowl
A Looking Glass, Unfamiliar Take on the Everyday
August 18, 2022An exploration of London's famous landmarks from the fish-eye-lens’ photographic perspective, what that means for the observer, and the tools that create this unusual view.— Danilo Leonardi.
Clusters of Discrete Dots
Photographing Hammersmith Bridge on Sub-Miniature Film
June 28, 2022Exploring architectural photography on 110 film format with Minolta 110 Zoom SLR mark II subminiature camera.— Danilo Leonardi.
A Photo Essay From South Phoenix
May 16, 2022Frankie J caught my eye, and I asked if I could take his picture. “Hell yeah. ” I said I liked his ride, a Cadillac from the early 2000s, fading from an ivory roof to a gold-flaked champagne at the bumpers. “I added those gold flakes myself,” he said.— Jason Bruner.
Cuba Square Project
May 4, 2022A photo essay.— Kitja.
March 1, 2022A short essay about my past life, Ukrainian relatives, their home, and Putin's wars.— Dmitri.
A Short Trip to 2018
January 13, 2022A short photographic journey to a few memorable spots around the state before the world knew of COVID. My photographic highlights of the “before times.”— Peter Reilly.
Amid Smoldering California Rocks With Quicksnap 400
Red Rock Canyon, CA Summer 2020
December 12, 2021Summer of 2020 I took two 35mm Disposable Fujifilm Quicksnap 400’s out on a quick summer camping trip in the southern Californian desert. Easily around 100 degrees out there at this time of year all 24hrs in the day just about. Red Rock Canyon in Southern California is a great quick getaway for anyone who wants to see nothin’ but dirt, rocks, and shrubs.— Peter Reilly.
On Thresholds and Snapshots
The Lighthouses of Dovercourt Bay
December 9, 2021After the end of the first COVID lockdown, my first trip out of London in weeks was to Dovercourt Bay - a drive of about 100 km (or a little over 60 miles) Southeast of Central London. At Dovercourt Bay there are two disused lighthouses considered of historic significance.— Danilo Leonardi.
Calmness in Sight
Select Photographs From the “By the Roadside” Exhibition by Michael Nguyen
December 4, 2021Text by Prof. Dr. Rainer FunkeArtistic photography today moves quite differently than it did a few decades ago as a visual force and communicative intervention. This is amid an overflowing stream of images whose production, administration, and dissemination have long since run out of control of conscientious management.— Michael Nguyen.
An Autumn Essay
Illustrated With My Purma Special and Holga Cameras
November 21, 2021The autumn arrives. The leaves start, slowly and by the hand of the wind blow, falling from the trees. The greens slowly fade away into a pastel brown. The night wins the battle with the sun, sooner than desired. At last but not at least, the temperature harms your finger – close to the shooting button.— Justino Lourenço.
100 Photo Essays About Places and Travel
October 21, 2021A huge list of photo essays from many corners of the world. All stories are courtesy of Analog.Cafe’s film photographers’ community.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Summer With Ana
Haller Castle, Transylvania
October 7, 2021If you get to visit Transylvania, you’ll find soon enough there’s no shortage of vampire stories, and, more interesting for the traveler and/ or photographer - castles. They are pretty much everywhere. Some are small, isolated from public roads, left to vanish under the ruthless action of nature; others have a luckier fate, when the state intervenes and puts down some funds for restoration or preservation.— Crina.
Trafalgar on Deck
May 2021 — London
September 10, 2021Stepping into London this past May after months of lockdown in the quiet Midlands felt much like I imagine moving from a rural medieval village to the bustling metropolis of Renaissance Rome must have felt like in centuries past. All of a sudden, life and joy met anger and fear in a flash of color and heat.— Nick Frazier.
Granite Aggregate Operations
September 7, 2021The Snyder Quarry is located in South Western Oklahoma in the town of Granite, Oklahoma. With the nifty Holga 120n and a roll of Ilford’s Black and White HP5 Plus 120mm, a field trip to the granite quarry was going to make for some great film shots. These photographs were taken during the Fall of 2019.— Peter Reilly.
A Salty Salt Lake Trip — July 2021
August 3, 2021While working on my rotating 2-week shift in Jal, New Mexico, I sat behind a computer screen at midnight on a frac pad, already pondering what to do in 2-weeks when I get off work. I looked at the cheapest flights out of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and low and behold Salt Lake City, Utah caught my eye.— Peter Reilly.
“Happiest Place on Earth”
An Analog Account of Disney World, Florida
July 29, 2021Even when visiting a colorful place such as Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, one can frame photographs in a way to capture interesting and contrasting black and white pictures. These shots were taken in December of 2019 on an Ilford HP5 disposable.— Peter Reilly.
Once Upon a New Year
A Pre-Pandemic Swiss Journey Documented on Analog Film
July 26, 2021Late December of 2019 through early January of 2020. A last-minute trip before we really knew what “pandemic” meant. A group of 5 lifelong friends from California decided to meet up with a 6th, who was ending his time studying abroad in Zurich for the semester.— Peter Reilly.