NYC Trip: Kodak XX (Emulsion 5222)


From my trip with Meghan to NYC. These were taken using Kodak XX (Emulsion 5222).

According to Kodak, “Black-and-white negative films from Kodak have been a creative story telling tool for decades. EASTMAN DOUBLE-X Negative Film 5222 / 7222 has the subtleties in tone scale that you’ve come to expect, and now it’s been optimized for physical performance. Features include a scratch-resistance backing and a process-surviving top layer, allowing:

  • Better camera transport
  • Reduced noise in the camera
  • Improved raw stock keeping
  • Decreased risk of ferrotyping

Designed for general production use outdoors and in the studio, in dim light, and anywhere you need greater depth of field without increased illumination. This high-speed camera negative film has excellent image-structure characteristics.

Create your story through light and shadow with a film optimized for beautiful images and reliable performance.

I am a really big fan of this film. I have a bulk roll to make my own, but I have a bunch of cartridges pre-rolled. It’s also super easy to develop. Rodinal does the trick.


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NYC Trip: Cinestill Film


From my trip with Meghan to NYC. This is a roll of Cinestill film I shot at 1600 iso in and around Times Square, NYC. These were shot with a Canon 1VHS with 14mm 2.8L wide angle lens.

From their website, “For the first time ever, motion picture cinema film is now available for standard 35mm still photography and processing!  The birth of CineStill and it’s “800Tungsten Xpro C-41″ film has been received with astonishing worldwide success and overwhelming appreciation from the international film community, but for us this is still only just the beginning…”

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NYC Trip: Kolor by Revolog


From my trip with Meghan to NYC.

This film changes the colour of the picture, but the effect differs a little all the time. You’ll have gradients from red to blue, orange, green, pink, turquoise, etc. Underexposure will make the effect stronger whereas overexposure will make it less strong.

This is one of my favorite films. So much so – I contacted Revolog and ordered a bunch in bulk. I suggest you do the same.

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NYC Trip: Gekko MW 100


From my trip with Meghan to NYC. Part of this roll includes our going on a kick starter adventure for our anniversary. It was a private hat factory tour where we were able to design and build our own hats (or at least watch them be made) and have awesome hatboxes.

From the web, “Gekko MW 100 Plus Black and White ISO 100 Film Maco and Rollei are a well known ‘Boutique’ Film manufacturer in Germany and we got a hold of some of their hard to find 100 speed film manufactured as a private label for Mitsubishi. ISO 100 speed Film. Now the exact film is most likely the Adox/Efke 100 version, although Maco told us at the time the master rolls were from another famous manufacturer.”

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Gloria and Allison


These photos were taken during my fourth shoot with Allison and Gloria. The initial black and white photos were taken with Dorothy (my custom large format camera). The color rectangles were in fuji fp-100c45 and then scanned in. The next set of images (black and white / color) were taken with a Pentacon 6TL with medium format film.

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