Posts Tagged ‘film’

Video: ‘Film Didn’t Die with Kodak’s Chapter 11′ or, How Analog is Making a Comeback

“Film didn’t die with Kodak’s Chapter 11” bankruptcy filing in 2012, says the Financial Times. The British newspaper aired the 8-minute segment above that explores the renaissance that appears to be going on in the world of analog photography.

“Only a few manufacturers now make film and much less of it, but celluloid appears to be making a comeback.” Renewed interest in older technologies has also been found in other industries as well: the music industry saw vinyl record sales surge by nearly 50% in 2014. Perhaps we’re seeing something similar happening with film photography…

(via Financial Times via Eric Kim)

Cycling Water Bottles Designed to Look like Rolls of Classic Films

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San Francisco-based cycling team/brand Mash SF is selling a line of “Purist” water bottles that are inspired by the designs of classic film stocks. So far there’s Kodachrome, Fuji Velvia, Ilford HP5, and Agfa Pro 200.

The bottles hold 22oz of liquid, have Moflo caps on top, and cost $10 each from the Mash SF store.

How to Shoot 8×10 Large Format Film: A Detailed Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Using an 8×10 camera requires patience, attention to detail and a whole lot of steps in between. But don’t worry if you’ve never done it before: here to walk you, step-by-step, through the entire rewarding workflow is Tim Layton of Black and White Fine Art.

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This Beautiful Photo is the Result of a Happy Double Exposure Mishap

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Being forced to pull a loose, already-exposed roll of 35mm film out at a security checkpoint in a foreign country might seem like a disaster, and in most ways it is, but that’s also the circumstance that led to this beautiful image by photographer Gavin Johnstone. Read more…

Photographer Stefan Litster Shoots Portraits on the Street with a 4×5 Camera and Instant Film

Photographer Stefan Litster created this “photo adventure” video showing how he shoots portraits on the street with a Tachihara 4×5 large format camera and some Fuji instant film.

The 10 minute video is part informative, sharing tidbits about this photographic workflow, and part inspiration, showing off how simple interactions and the instant-gratification of instant film can better help you connect with your subjects and give an experience rather than just a simple image.

Reely and Truly: A Fascinating Short Film About the Nature of Photography Today

Editor’s note: This short film contains some explicit language and images.


Watching photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon‘s short film Reely and Truly is, at times, a jarring experience. One moment you’re talking about fashion photography, the next you’re exploring New York City’s underbelly.

But that is exactly the experience Lebon intended to create as he explores with you the breadth of photography today in a film that is as much an ode to the art of photography as it is a piece of photographic art itself. Read more…

Keira Knightley Says Film Photographers See the Person, Digital Photographers See a Screen

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Many of you have already no-doubt heard of Keira Knightley’s recent photoshoot and interview with Interview Magazine [Warning: NSFW], in which she posed topless on the condition they wouldn’t Photoshop her body before publishing the final shot.

And while her comments on the excessive use of Photoshop have been the source of most of the interview’s popularity, one comment about photographers was much more fascinating to us. Read more…

Kids Reacting to an ‘Old’ Point-and-Shoot Film Camera is Seven Minutes of Comedic Gold

As Bill Cosby can attest, Kids Say the Darndest Things. To see what kids would say when given a piece of technology from a bit before their time, TheFineBros YouTube channel handed a handful of kids a 35mm film point-and-shoot camera and started recording.

The results are… well… you judge for yourself. Read more…

Artist Nick Gentry Paints Realistic Portraits Onto Strips of Discarded 35mm Film

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London-based artist Nick Gentry is known for using interesting materials to make his photographic work, and his newest series Synthetic Daydreams is no exception. For Synthetic Daydream, Gentry decided to paint realistic portraits on used, discarded film negatives.

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A Film Vs. Digital Study

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In an effort to prove to myself, my family, and my friends that I am not nuts to lug 6+ pounds of medium format camera gear up the mountainside I conducted my own tests over the last few weeks.

Sure one could set up a Resolution Target but that would not be a “real world” test, no sweat and sore muscles. Read more…