Mapix and His Weapon of Choice, Kodak BW400 CN

2012-06-16 1

Lomographers are known to be hypersaturation fiends and anything that comes short of it is considered a bad photo and doesn’t really correspond to their analogue aesthetics. So it’s somewhat rare to meet someone like Mapix who enjoys using a panchromatic film!

Full name: Christoph Maas
LomoHome: mapix
Weapon of Choice: Kodak BW400 CN

Credits: mapix

Why is this film your Weapon of Choice?

Really love its overwhelming tolerance because of the C-41 technique.

What are the memorable experiences you’ve had while using this Weapon of

It differentiates finest grey-nuances, but at the same time contains a great range of contrast. Never vindictive if you`re not sure of the ideal exposure. It’s only available for 35mm now, but there is a superb
alternative for medium format : the similar Ilford XP 2 (also uses C-41 process)

Would you recommend this to other Lomographers? If yes, to whom do you have in mind?

Of course, but to nobody particular. Black and white is a great experience, like diving into another world. Less is more! For me it`s not easy to change between colour and b+w films cause I have got to see things with complete different eyes. Like turning a switch in my head. But black and white has it`s very own character, far away from being nostalgic!

If there was a soundtrack to the Lomographs you take, what would it be and

Howie B. — Folk! It sounds pure and concentrated on the essentials! sometimes with surprising turnarounds, sometimes getting a little abstract.

Credits: mapix

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One Comment

  1. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    i too love this film. maybe it's not the most fashionable choice, but you hit it right about it's tolerance and flexibility. in really bright sunny places, using toy cameras, it's a lifesaver where other films would leave you with nothing but bleached-out overexposures (which can sometimes be fun too).

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