Gallery of a wide variety of experiments using Agfa Silvertone. I came across this film courtesy of Lomography and thought, “Why should color film have all the fun?”
In the world of Lomography, its easy to get caught up in a romance with color. Its nice to change up the pace every so often, and try black and white film stocks. I recently, had the privilege of shooting with Agfa Silvertone, and the results were very pleasing.
Agfa Silvertone is a pretty rare black and white film stock, and it packs a pleasant punch. Recognizing this value, I decided to take my time shooting the roll and make every frame count. For one month, I lugged around my Pentax loaded with the Silvertone, and experimented within a variety of exposure scenarios, including: snow, rain, daylight, and beneath the stars.
The experiments resulted in a number of successes, and made me a Silvertone fan. The whites of the images became unusually electrified, and the contrast proved to be surprising as well. Light-painting and time exposures also created cool effects. Silvertone is only 100iso, so a large amount of light is required for decent exposure. Shooting with it was one of my favorite Lomo experiences thus far. I highly recommend giving it a shot, or experimenting with any other black and white film stocks you come across.