big hug for grandma

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I was 16 when I shot my first roll of black and white film. I can’t remember what kind of film it was, but it must have been ISO 100 film, because I came back with a completely underexposed roll. The only shots that were on it happened to be of bare trees against a grey sky that would have looked just the same on colour film. Although I liked those bare trees I was disappointed and blamed my silly Braun point and shoot camera. Although that Braun was junk I also picked the wrong film. This was long before online shopping and so I was stuck with the stuff the local drug store was selling and I remember that it was the only black and white film they had in stock.

By now most of my negatives from that time have disappeared. I guess they might still be somewhere, but where I wouldn’t know. The only really good pictures I took during this time were pictures of concerts. We all are clueless in the beginning. At least I already knew that I would fall in love with black and white eventually.

The pictures I’m showing you today were taken at the beginning of the year. I didn’t yet have the opportunity to post them because they were taken during a time when I didn’t yet have a scanner here in San Sebastian. As you can see I hadn’t yet figured out how to use Ultrafin properly and there was lots of grain in them. These were also rather quick automatic scans that I made with Epson Scan so the grain looks even worse. Ah well, I guess for the web it’s fine.

All pictures taken with: Zorki 4K and Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 developed in Tetenal Ultrafin 1:20, 16min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

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