Film Faves #2

A regular series of very short posts that revisit some of my favourite film photographs from the last five years since I’ve been shooting film.

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Chinon CE-4S, Pentax-M f/1.7 50mm lens, Agfa CT Precisa cross processed film, double exposed

I’m fond of this shot for a few reasons.

Mainly because it was the first shot where I figured out how to deliberately layer two compositions so one filled the other.

I’d dabbled with multiple exposures very early on with my first film camera, the Holga 120N, but it had mostly ended up as two random layers of colliding images with no relation.

I started to realise from small sections of the photos from these experiments, that if you had a strong silhouette on one layer and strong colours on the other layer, you could “fill” the silhouette with colour.

This shot is the first where I deliberate shot the two layers with this intention – and largely it worked as I’d hoped. 

I also like it because it’s one of the first times I’d cross processed film, and I was pretty delighted with the hyper real greens and blues the CT Precise gave me.

Strangely, some of the vivid colours I get with my Pentax K10D DSLR and Pentax-A series lenses remind me of cross processing Precisa, especially the greens. Like this one.

Have you ever tried double exposures, or cross processing? Please let us know in the comments below (and share links to your favourite results!)

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Film Faves #1

Partly inspired by Jim Grey‘s single frame series, and partly by an effective practice I had with a former blog, I’m planning a regular series of very short posts that revisit some of my favourite film photographs from the last five years since I’ve been shooting film.

Film Faves #1

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Olympus XA2, Ferrania Solaris 200 Expose Both Sides

This was possibly the height of my film experimentation – shooting a roll of film in the little XA2, rewinding then rolling back into another canister as DIY redscale (in a improvised darkroom bag – ie my hoodie – in the middle of the woods), then shooting through again. Heady times!

Have you ever tried exposing both sides of the film? Please let us know in the comments below (and share links to your results!)

Thanks for reading. Please share this post with others you feel will enjoy it too.