Before taking up rolls and cameras to embrace the fun of analogue life, I have never paid attention to films sold in photo shops. Well, things changed when I began this new craze for films.
I once traveled to Kyoto, Japan for one week. On the last day of my trip, I happened to walk past a shop called “Angers”. It is a boutique that sells high-quality products, especially hand-crafted bags, notebooks, creative kitchenware, tools, film cameras, and films. When browsing through the interesting curiosities on the shelf, I noticed Lomography’s various cameras and among them, Fuji’s Natura 1600. Actually, the film should be worked with a Natura camera which is a luxury to own. As an alternate choice, I chose to buy two rolls of Natura 1600.
I took pictures with this film especially when I went to places with dimmed light sources or in rainy days. Some pictures were taken in night markets. I originally didn’t expect the results would be satisfying, but the film proved me wrong. Natura 1600 has captured every moment and objects in the dark and it has a warm and fine grains that soften the images to impress the viewers. I have to say I am totally stunned by its abilities to present the vivid and clear images even in dim-lit environments.
Check out some pictures I took in coffee shops and tradition markets in Taiwan: