A mistake at the developers leads to a different type of X-Pro. Read about this happy accident after the jump!
One time, while dropping off my film at the developers, I had a half dozen rolls of black and white rolls and one lonely roll of expired roll of Solaris 100. When I returned the next day, the shop keeper looked upset. He felt terrible that the employee was on a roll (so to speak) and just threw that poor color roll in with the black and white. I wasn’t mad because it was only a test roll for a batch of this expired Solaris film I bought, but he insisted my order was free. Curiosity still had the better of me and I had to scan the results. I could still get about fourteen usable images, with heavy grain. I am not sure if you could time the chemicals yourself and get better results, but I found this to be a happy accident and a learning experience.
What do you think about this unusual way to x-pro? Have any of you guys tried it, and got interesting results? Tell us about it!
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Stop bath is a type of chemical used in the darkroom for processing black and white film, aptly named as such because it halts the development of the images. In this case, stop bath is also part of the title that Korean analogue street photographer <b><a href="http://instagram.com/sooeatsyourstreetforbreakfast">Soomin Yim</a></b> has given her body of work, "Stop Bath the City," to represent the forgotten faces of people in the city amid rapid modernization, captured and immortalized on black and white film.
This month, after waiting for three years, my city Como hosted the Tour of Lombardy, an important event in the male elite road cycling tour. With my Fed 3 loaded with black and white film and equipped with ultra sharp Industar 50/3.5 lens, I documented the parade of cyclists who went to the starting line after they registered. Take a look after the jump!
I've photographed this city many times in the past—in color, black and white, and even in redscale. One day in March, the streets of Manila once again became my subject. Only this time, they turned into otherworldly places as the LomoChrome Turquoise drastically shifted its colors...at least on film.
Against the grain of serious photography, Tony Ray-Jones used commercial color film to document American streets. This was a pivotal lesson in choosing colorful subjects, something he would later master in his black and white series.
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary, "Das Salz der Erde (The Salt of the Earth)," on April 9, we asked you to send us your best black and white photographs. You have done your best and so making the decision was quite difficult. Read on to find out who will be celebrating with DVDs and piggies!
Summer is full of color so using black and white film might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the summer sun works out beautifully on black and white film. Like to give it a try? I've come across the best light at the train station during rush hour!
In a time of black and white fashion photographs, Guy Bourdin used his vibrant colored images to usher in a new era in fashion photography. See a collection of his prized work in this ongoing exhibit at the Somerset House in UK.
Between this October and March next year, the public will finally be able to see for the first time what is now believed to be the oldest existing movie starring a cast of black actors. Details about the exhibit after the jump!
If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!