Last year I won the Ginnel Foto Fest Analogue awards. Part of my prize was being sent a box full of film. Some I’ve used before such as portra and Agfa, but there was also a roll of Kodak Tri X medium format film estimated to be 50 years old.
I have always wanted to shoot it so last weekend when me and my cousin went to Peacehaven. A small suburban town on the English coast where my cousin, Harry, grew up.
I got some surprisingly good results..
If you ever get your hands on some expired film be sure to double check if your local lab develops it. After walking 40 minutes to mine it turns out they don’t develop expired films. If you’re based in the UK I would strongly recommend AG Photolab who are super friendly and based in Birmingham. I sent the film off on Wednesday and got it back today!
It’s been way to long since I last picked up my Yashica 635 and shot a roll of film. So long in fact the last time I shot medium format was with the Diana F+ back in February. But after flicking through one of my favourite photo books (Vivian Maier) I was inspired to go out and shoot a roll of 120mm.
My Yashica 635, a beautiful camera with a temperamental focus.
For the last few years I have been focusing on street and travel photography so I thought I’d try my hand at some portraits.
I was shooting on Portra 160 film which is always my film of choice for portraits. And as the sun set we headed inside..
The film performed incredibly well considering I was shooting at ISO 160 in such limited light. If you’ve never shot medium format photography- I highly recommend it! Although it comes at a higher cost than 35mm and on average you only get 12 shots, the detail you can capture with a good camera and the experience is well worth the extra pennies!
Below are the results of developing two medium format rolls of film which capture my latest explorations around Friston Forest and Newhaven. I would definitely recommend a day out at Friston forest if your based in Sussex.
I have recently been experimenting with multiple exposures and partially exposing film to light: