I think the reporting of my death is a little premature! I think the same goes for E6 film....
I think the reporting of my death is a little premature! I think the same could be said for E6 film! It has been reported in the British Journal of Photography (March 2010) that E6 film is on its last legs. With Kodak ending the run of Ektachrome 64T and Ektachrome 100 Plus stock. The remaining stock of 100 Plus should run out by the Summer. It also noted that some UK processing agents are stopping their processing of E6 due to the falling numbers of films being sent in for processing!
I seem to remember this being the case of Super 8 film a few years back and rather than sink it made a triumphant return as film makers instead of paying millions to get that retro look started using real retro film! The market and the number of new film stocks has grown for Super 8 as a result. Maybe this will happen to E6 even though I can’t really see a problem for E6 as I’ve contacted the two companies I send my E6 film off too (when I don’t do it myself!) and they are saying their numbers are on the increase and this is down to the people here on sites like this!
What the British Journal of Photography has forgotten is that people like us don’t seem to count in their view as we are not real photographers how can we be with cheap plastic cameras! We also don’t send our films to be processed within an inch of their life and pay through the nose to do so! We like the rough and the ready we don’t mind if the film is old, we don’t mind if a picture is not perfect. We don’t photoshop everything so that’s it’s no longer analogue. We don’t really care about digital. We care about film and the use of that film! (ooooo… i’m on a roll!)
E6 is a long way off dead and while there is film out there we will use it. We will also fight to keep that stock alive, Take a look at the Impossible Project and their fight to bring back ‘Instant Film’. The pictures i’ve posted with this rant have all been taken with E6 and i’ve loads of others I could have posted. The colours in these pictures if not taken using E6 film could only be added with photoshop! Which would you prefer…….. I know where I stand!
Long Live E6…..
the choice of Lomographers everywhere!
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.
This is a tutorial for the adventurous Lomographers, for those brave enough to do their own B&W and C-41 work but lacking the confidence to move onto E6. Fear no more! I am an enthusiastic home developer, just like the rest of you, I am not a chemical lab wizard! So if I can pull this off, so can the rest of you. Take a deep breath, relax, and read on. By the end of this article I hope you'll have mustered the courage to give it a go yourselves!
This is a tribute to Henry Grant (1907–2004), a British freelance photographer, ten years after his death. He was mostly active around London between the end of World War II and the 1970s. For a tribute to him, I chose one of his preferred subjects: the carousels at fun fairs. Take a look after the jump!
Just last February, Cape Town's renowned professional photography store and film processor Orms developed their last rolls of slide film. In "The Last Roll," Hero AV compiles interviews with the establishment's owner and E6 technician, as well as the three photographers who captured the last images to create a fitting send off for the E6 process.
William Eggleston is one of the most important contemporary master and pioneer of color photography. In this article I write a tribute to his particular democratic way of looking around. For him "Nothing was more important or less important", and everything is worthy of being photographed. Again, he is fond of the dear old film; he said that "I don't think much about the digital world, because I am in the analog world!". Read more after the jump!
Hitting the like button to show appreciation for an eye-catching lomograph is like giving its photographer a pat on the back. It goes without words but goes a long way in making one feel appreciated! Meet the top photo likers of January 2015!
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!
You might think that a camera as small and cute as the Diana Mini is a gimmick - just a little something to take on holidays for snaps. And though it's a fine camera for doing just that, there's more to it than just taking snaps! Take advantage of its versatile features and turn your camera into a creative powerhouse!
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.