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Cyclone

Nikon F3 + Nikon 35mm Ai f2.8 + Kodak Ektar 100 (Coney Island, 2013)

A highlight of Coney island is riding this sweet coaster.

Toothy

Nikon F3 + Nikon 35mm Ai f2.8 + Fuji Provia 400 (Hackney, 2012)

Door by the canal in Hackney. I bought an old slide projector on ebay to see what this roll of Provia looked like huge. There is nothing like it.

Blue Garage

Nikon F3 + Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 + Kodak Ektar 100 (Walthamstow, 2017)

Whilst living in Walthamstow in North East London I walked past this garage every day. I found the colours very interesting in the bright spring morning sunlight.

Rusty Ladder

Nikon F100 + Kodak Ektar + Scanned Epson v700 (Aberystwyth, 2011)

The Nikon F100 was a fun camera while it lasted (someone stole it in Guatemala later that year). This is one of my favourite Ektar photos – I just love the tones in the sand, rust and wall complimenting each other.

Hydrant

Nikon F3 + Nikon 50mm Series E f1.8 + Kodak Ektar (Cambridge MA, 2017)

Nothing like a sunny day to make you notice interesting everyday colours.

Iguazu

Nikon F3 + Nikon 35mm Ai f2.8 + Fuji Velvia 100 + Processed and scanned by Peak Imaging (Argentina, 2012)

Rio

Nikon F3 + Nikkor 35mm f2.8 Ai + Kodak Ektar 100 + Processed and Scanned by Peak Imaging (Brazil, 2012)

This photo was captured after taking the cable car up Sugarloaf near sunset. I just love the way the highlights of the sunset are rendered on this film, almost like a haze hanging across the back of the city. Most often I scan my film myself on an affordable Epson v500 flatbed, but for the film from this trip I got them scanned professionally by mail order lab Peak Imaging. I regret not getting a higher resolution; I wanted to print this photo A4 in a photobook of my trip, but the resolution of the scan was not good enough (would only really print 5×7 well). So I tried myself (my scan on a v500 below), but it really pales in comparison in terms of vibrance and punch, particularly of the sunlight in the top left.

Scanned by myself of an Epson v500

Relics

Cosina CT1-A + Cosinon 50mm + Ilford HP5 (London 2011)

I first tried out film during my first year of university in 2007. I bought this cheap Cosina camera from a london market stall and ran one roll through it. Unimpressed with the results, and skeptical the camera had a fault, I didn’t touch it again until many years later until I was developing my own film in the university photo societies darkroom. The few rolls I put through it are fun to look back on, and this photo specifically is one of my favourites. This was taken in the basement of the British Museum in their South America room. Whilst I’ve pushed the contrast in post, I am still very impressed how the detail and contrast came out. Looking at this image I find it hard not to be absorbed into thinking about where this stone statue came from, who made it, and the things it has seen.

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