a film photoblog


Hibiscus. (Ilford XP2 Super. Olympus OM-1. Epson V500.)

Hibiscus. (Ilford XP2 Super. Olympus OM-1. Epson V500.)


15 responses

  1. The Observant Imagist

    Okay, now you have done it.. You had to use an om-1. Takes me way back,, it was my first camera.. I love your images, and what is very interesting is the way the viewer has access to the camera and film information, I love picking through your film archives. Great work…

    March 28, 2009 at 1:21 AM

  2. Beautifully done! What a great photo!

    March 28, 2009 at 2:33 AM

  3. Imagist – Yeah, the OM-1 was my first, too (of course, that was only a year and a half ago). She’s in great shape, actually. The guy I bought her from must have babied the heck out of her. Very clean camera, and the lense is just about perfect. A very good camera – although it does overexpose by about a half stop or so. Maybe the meter needs recalibrating . . .

    Montucky – Thanks a lot. 🙂

    March 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM

  4. Love this shot. Great concept posting the old film photos. Wasn’t Duane Michals’ work amazing? If I remember correctly, he worked a lot in series and used text. I’ve always worked in series, too. Do you print these on photographic paper? Or are they scanned? Maybe you’ve already answered that question somewhere but I just stopped by after seeing you on red Ravine.

    March 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM

  5. Yes, his work is amazing. I admire any photographer who strives for something new.

    All of my photos are film scans (although, sadly, I’m at the mercy of a poor flatbed scanner . . .)

    March 29, 2009 at 6:17 PM

  6. Wonderful capture, very sharp!

    March 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM

  7. Thank you. I think it turned out O.K.

    March 29, 2009 at 10:25 PM

  8. plasticrobot

    This is beautiful! The depth, texture, and definition are exquisite.

    March 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM

  9. The film I shot this on produces some interesting tones and textures. Have you heard of chromogenic black and white films? In case you haven’t, they’re black and white films that can be run through color negative (C-41) chemistry. I’m not a big fan of them because they can give things a greasy appearance (as in the above photo). But they can yield some attractive photos.


    March 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

  10. Big Spoon Bakery

    This is incredible… I like all of the texture!

    April 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

  11. Thanks. This was taken with a black and white film that runs through color negative chemistry, so that would explain some of the interesting tones and textures.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:14 PM

  12. plasticrobot

    I have heard of the film, but I didn’t know that about it. Thank You for the info. It really dos yield beautiful results.

    I’m also Chris.


    April 2, 2009 at 9:41 PM

  13. It can be hit or miss. The good thing is, it generally scans pretty well.

    April 3, 2009 at 12:16 AM

  14. dokzam

    wow. just wow!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:29 AM

  15. I’m pleased you like it. 🙂

    April 9, 2009 at 2:27 AM

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