My first experience of shooting film was with a Polaroid in the late 90s. My then partner and I were both interested in various creative exploits, and photography was something we wanted to try, but in a fun and instant way, without having to learn or invest too much. Back then, digital photography was very… Continue reading Film Photography – What First Attracted You?
One of my ongoing series on 35hunter is These Three Photographs, where I revisit three photographs from my archives on a particular theme. Past episodes have been Cars, Rust and Nature Reclaims. This time around, blue skies. As much as I love digital these days, film does capture sky and clouds beautifully. This shot was… Continue reading These Three Photographs – Blue Skies
As you probably know, these days I enjoy making photographs with cameras from the golden age of the digital camera. But from 2012-2017 I shot extensively on film too, mostly 35mm, but a fair amount of medium format with my Holga 120N too. The reasons I stopped shooting film in early 2017 are multiple. Near… Continue reading The Last Roll Of Film
Inspired by Lisa Marie's wonderful cyanotypes, I've been looking back over some of the film photography experiments and alternative treatments I've tried and enjoyed. Here are a few, a brief description of my approach, and a sample image or two for each. Redscale Put simply, the film is reversed so light hits the back of… Continue reading Film Photography – The Joy Of Experiments And Alternative Treatments
My great film adventure began on my birthday in June, 2012, with a Holga 120N and five pack of Ilford HP5 Plus 400. A month later I'd dipped my toe in 35mm, and for almost five years, this was my predominant photography medium. But, since the spring of 2017, I haven't shot a single frame… Continue reading Why I Haven’t Shot Film In Two And A Half Years (And Haven’t Looked Back)