Earlier this year, Lomography launched a new B&W Kino film line in 35mm and 120 format, which is cut from old stocks of a cinematic emulsion produced by a legendary German company. In partnership with the Penumbra Foundation, we held a workshop where participants were able to test out Lomography's new film on the streets of New York, as well as learn how to develop their own film. Check out the results below.
Leading our participants around NYC, Jonathan Higbee offered his expert advice on street photography. His photos have been exhibited all over the world, and have been featured in major publications such as Vice, Daily Mail, and Buzzfeed. His unique vision has amassed a large social following, where his “Coincidences” series gained popularity on Instagram. He was awarded the World Street Photography grand prize in 2015, a LensCulture Street Photography Award in 2016, and most recently was a 2018 Hasselblad Masters finalist. His debut monograph will be published by Anthology Editions in fall 2019.
Once the film was shot, participants learned how to develop their own film with Sam Dole from the Penumbra Foundation. Sam Dole is New York based photographer working in a broad variety of analog photographic methods. He earned his BFA from SVA's photo program in 2012 and he is well versed in a multitude of techniques from the black and white darkroom to the wet collodion process, historic printing methods and lighting both inside the studio and outside. He has an extensive background as a field technician for artists and commercial photographers alike in lighting, on-location processing of film and plates and camera operation. His work has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Angler's Journal, View Camera magazine and more. He has been a contributing staff member at the Penumbra Foundation since 2011, from intern to instructor.
Participant Titilola O. Benson wrote a little about what the workshop was like:
"A very informative and well put together workshop hosted by Lomography USA and the Penumbra Foundation. Initially, I wasn't too sure what to expect from the workshop given its reasonable pricing and affordability. I was expecting a larger crowd and a less hands-on experience. However, it was a very small group and I left that day feeling very confident about home developing my own B&W film. I guess I can say it worked out well for me and I've since developed over 15 rolls of both 35mm and 120 B&W film. In my opinion, it's money well spent and I will attend more workshops of this nature in the future when available. Thank you Lomography and the Penumbra Foundation for putting this together this awesome event."