Sunday, March 28, 2010
1st shots with Polaroid 125i Silk film. Ordered from The Impossible Project a month or so ago. Had never heard of it/seen it before other then their site. Its the cheapest of their pack film offers, figured why not. I shot these with my 450 camera. The texture is kinda trippy. I thought it was going to be more matte like, it actually has a dappled type of texture to it. Very much like old print films of the 60s maybe early 70s. I think it enhances perceptual sharpness somehow or something like that, although scanning it kind of enhances the texture more so. The color quality is pretty nice. The yellow and the reds pop nicely, blues are pleasant. Not sure how often I would use this particular type again, just depends on the subject matter I suppose. I do like it though. Anyone know what the original intent of the silk surface?
Polaroid 450 camera, expired Polaroid 125i Silk type 100 film.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The Impossible Project has done the impossible by re-inventing integral instant film (Polaroid SX-70 and 600 style). After a couple of years and recent minor delay they announced the new films today. The PX 100 and the PX 600 monochromatic instant film. Find all the details here. From the samples on their site, the film has a beautiful monochromatic, sepia/creamy quality to it. They had announced awhile back that the first film would be monochromatic and in my mind was thinking it was going to be more black and white. After seeing the samples, I love it. It has that vintage/dreamy quality to it (similar in a way to the TZ films) and apparently its susceptible to temperature, exposure and pressure meaning there are variables there to experiment with. I for one will be ordering a couple of packs when its available for sale March 25th. All this instant film love is making me all warm and fuzzy. Now I need to get used to calling it Impossible film instead of Polaroid film. Congrats and thank you to the Impossible team. It's a good day!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Few shots from a recent roll of film using my Yashica Electro 35. I'm quite impressed with
the accuracy of the meter in this camera. Its pretty darn spot on for a vintage camera. Not sure why I haven't been shooting with it more, really need to remedy that. Then again, I think this is only the second or third roll that I've run through it.
The color of the film didn't shift as much as I had thought it would, although it did shift more so in the over exposure range, which may be how I need to treat it next time if I want more color extremes.
Yashica Electro 35 GSN, expired Fuji Sensia 200 Chrome 35mm film, cross processed C-41 and pushed +1/2 stop, scanned from negative.
Monday, March 8, 2010
A few shots from a semi recent roll of expired high speed color film. I actually tried to color correct these, which was a little tricky. A little bit different results then the last roll I did with my Minolta last summer, but that roll had been sitting in my camera bag for something like 10 years. This roll has been mostly semi chilled for last 18+ years. It does seem to get reduced down to 200 speed capabilities, and the color does want to shift to the blue range.
Black Slim Devil ultra wide slim, very expired (1992) Kodak Gold 1600 35mm color negative film. Processed pushed +1/2, scanned from negative.