In the last couple of years I have been working or playing with Impossible 8x10 instant film and New55 instant film. Of course not everything is a succes. And I have to admit that I was the one to blame. For example taking the negative out of the dark envelope of the 8x10 film by accident. Or something similar with the New55 where the envelope was pulled out completely out of the holder.
So I ended up with some chemical pods, receiver sheets and no negative. What do you do? You keep them a couple of years before you start exsperimenting with them :-).
The other day I have prepared the Impossible 8x10 pod with some Fomapan100 film. And I stuffed the tongue assemble of a New55 film into a Polaroid darksleeve with the Polaroid receiversheet. And a sheet of Kodak Tmax 400 en the New55 chem pod. Coming weekend I will make some stunning selfportraits. (Ahum!)
I already did some experimenting with New55 chems and receiversheet combined with Kodak Tmax 400. I let it develop for 3 minutes. I am quite pleased with the results:
I will post my results later. So stay tuned!
Csilla on New55
The photo's you see above are scans of the negative. Below are the same photo's but scans of the positive:
Csilla on 8x10 Impossible film
The second month has been completed. Apparently in my world the month of May has 32 days. Ah well 32 photo's it is. Only scanned no post processing yet.
Behold the first 30 photo's of the project. Unedited and raw. On some photo's I see a line. If that is from the camera I might change camera's. I will decide when May is finished and scanned. For now the photo's:
So April has come and go. I did manage to take 1 photo a day. Sometimes I almost forgot and sometimes I had no inspiration whatsoever. I still have to develop the roll of film. When that is done I will post every one of them on my blog. Most likely unedited.
A while ago I went with Luca to shoot some photo's around some abandoned trains here in Belgium. Luca dances belly and she is quite amazing at that. I tried to capture her beauty on digital but also on 4x5 including New55 film. The slides and normal film will have to wait. Below the succesful shot on New55 film:
My attempt at being artistic with dead flowers and a dead bee. Nice strange composition and stuff....mwah.
Didn't quite work out the way I wanted to. I am happy about the New55 film though. The weird dark line across the negative is operator error. The flowers are really detailed and sharp. The positive I was a bit less happy about. Below a crop of the flowers:
You can see the sharpness and the details in the leaves and the dried up rose. Awesome stuff! It is not 100% perfect yet but I really like what I am seeing. Respect to Bob Crowley and crew for this great material.
An AFF-trip (www.analoogfotoforum.nl)
Saturday april 2nd me and some olks from the analogue photography site went an a photowalk in Maastricht. Instant film was our medium of choice...with other film as wel of course. :-) Here are some Fuji FP100C photo's of that day.
Today I started my 365-days project. I intend to finish this one. Here is how I wil do it. I will use and carry around a small Minox 35GL. Also I will carry around the flash that goes with it. The camera will be loaded with Polypan F film. I have this film in bulk so I will load the filmcartridges with around 32 frames. Everyday I will shoot one photo. At the end of the month the film is full. After the film is full I am going to develop it and scan the film. The results will be posted here every month. To make it as easy for myself as possible I will load 12 cartridges beforehand so I can grab a new film when a new month is coming. Keep follwing me and wish me luck.
5 Instax photo's taken yesterday at the Sam Decorfabriek in Maastricht. The building is still in use so technically speaking these photo are not urbex. So fake urbex!