Monica Smith is an artist out on the west coast. We agreed to each shoot images onto the same roll of film. She let me develop them and edit the results. This is a roll of lomo purple which was straight C41 processed locally.
Another roll of Kolor from Bermuda including the ride to and at the Dockyard. High contrast day – made for crummy contrast images. Interesting note.
From the website: “It’s being called the “Hi-Speed Ektar” because of it’s rich colors! Previously only available on bulk cored reels, the FilmPhotographyProject now offers the much talked about “Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film” in convenient hand-rolled 35mm canisters of 24 exposures! An amazing color film that is easy to process by you or your corner pharmacy – C-41!
This amazing color film is bulk loaded from film that Kodak calls Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film. It’s technical application was in surveillance cameras and because of this, it has amazing, flexible color and exposure latitude. Shoot it at 200 asa…shoot it at 400 asa…shoot it higher – you’ll get an awesome image. Super Positive! Film is balanced for daylight or electronic flash and can be used under mixed lighting. This film uses the widely available Process C-41.
This film uses KODAK T-GRAIN Emulsion technology that provides extremely fine grain and high sharpness. This film provides a wide exposure latitude (2 stops under to 3 stops over the normal exposure) and push performance to EI 800. It has been optimized for use with film scanners and provides a durable emulsion overcoat to prevent scratches.
Amazing Latitude! Although rated at 400 asa both Michael Raso, Leslie Lazenby and FPP super friend Lance King have been shooting the film at 200 – 250 asa for more pleasing results.”
I do love the vivid colors. I wouldn’t exactly call it hi-speed – but 400 is 2x more than 100… in terms of iso.
All the images were taken with a Leica M3.
One of my favorite personal challenges are scenes that contain multiple unmovable/controllable light sources each with their own color temperature. The best example – to date – had been Times Square, NYC. The neon, the rgb from the televisions, the led, the tungsten from the streetlights, and everything else. My favorite film to use in that situation is Cinestill. Even though Hamilton, Bermuda is not one of the most urban centers – it was the holiday and had multiple light sources – as you will see. Made for some interesting shots. I think removing the remjet before shooting – caused a lot of the lens flare. I will have to confirm this with other rolls.
Apparently the cinestill also works very well with undergound lights at the crystal caves. Just saying.
Meghan and I took a trip to Bermuda over the holiday. I brought 50 rolls of film and two Leica M3’s. I shot 10 rolls. I consider that a success. This is the roll of Kolor. It wasn’t very contrasty – so I made adjustments in post. The scans were done by my lab – and I tweaked them. I like it.