Now that the sun is showing its face more often, all the ISO 100 films can creep out of the fridge again. And now that I’m getting closer to the finish line of 52 rolls, I can feel the urge to start into a sprint.
Balancing a somewhat strict schedule – posting every sunday – with going somewhere to shoot some actually interesting photos often fails. Good work takes time (and more than one roll of film).
I haven’t really decided on what to do with the blog, once I reached the original goal. I might continue, but with a slower pace. I might concentrate more on long term projects and use it as some sort of project diary. I might mix both. I might do none. For the moment I’ll focus on the finish line and sprint.
Leipzig–Reudnitz, Germany / April 2017
Medium format (120), black and white, roll film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 100.
Film has a blueish base and is believed to be repackaged Fomapan 100.
Before I got this roll as a gift, it was stored – probably for several years – in the attic, where I also develop my black and white film. It gets quite hot in the summer, not the best kind of long term storage conditions for film. On top of that, the film stock was discontinued at least 12+ years ago. So naturally quality has suffered.
Kodak T-Max T400 CN is the predecessor of Kodak BW400CN (Roll #45) (also discontinued, but only in 2014) and is developed in color chemicals (C-41). I used these kinds of black & white stock (like Ilford XP2 Super 400) a lot when I was younger. You got b/w photos, but the development was cheaper, than regular b/w films at the drugstore. It was sad to see them go. Luckily I can now develop color and b/w films myself – a lot cheaper than sending it to a lab.
Discarded christmas trees, mud, rain – welcome to January in Germany. The photos after that were made during the “HGB Rundgang” exhibition (yearly tour of the Academy of Visual Arts student work), also showing some of my work.
Leipzig, Germany – Jan + Feb 2017
35mm, “color negative” b/w film, ISO 400, 36 exposures. B/W film, that’s processed in C-41 (color) chemicals. Expired at least 10+ years ago, discontinued in 2003–04.
Nikon F80 + Nikkor AF 50mm/1.8D + Kodak T-Max T400 CN
Film sponsored by Jens.
Developed with Rollei C-41 Kit by myself.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.