I think this is one of the most underrated films. I have always received reliable results and still I sometimes really got surprised. While the slide side of life here is very clear and maybe even a bit light sensitive the x-pro development shows a grainy grain, which is grainy as can be.
It is so grainy that I even thought it was print-film. Some dislike this film because of this x-pro effect. But I would say there is no wrong and no right, it is just different. And I kind of like the unusual x-pro look of the Konica. It gives the pictures some timeless look, a bit like a painting. a grainy painting ;)
As for the slide-effect it kind of reminds me of the Kodak Elite-Pro. Its blueish tone in bright sunlight is one indicator and its lively colours a second. I have shot with Konica at a boxing-match in a club and I would say it was the best choice I could have made. For me it levels up perfectly the dark and light tones. but I don’t want to put it mathematically. It is simply just right.
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
Simeon Smith is a musician who recorded the sounds of our film cameras in action and made these samples available as a free download. We couldn't resist interviewing him about this project and taking a look at some of his photos. Meet the man behind the cams here.
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
These glossy pages do not just boast of the world’s finest pictures. They are a blueprint of what it means to have photography in the world. Musée de l'Elysée has unzipped its vast archive to showcase these precious pages to the public.