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Last night I was walking home late and started taking mental Cinestill pictures. After 4 shots that I thought would have worked I realised that I might be able to shoot a whole roll even though my hometown isn’t exactly interesting at night. In the end I actually loaded my last roll of Cinestill and spent an hour shooting, filling the roll without getting bored. I’m really curious now how they turned out!

Although I wasn’t planning to shoot that much during this trip I actually managed to shoot most of the rolls I ordered and a few more Kodak Gold 200 that I picked up at the drugstore. A lot of it wasn’t street, but I think there might be some rather interesting shots in the lot. After I come home tomorrow I won’t have to travel for a few months and so I might have a chance to catch up on my development at some point. It will probably take a while, because I have some 60 rolls left to develop now and will continue shooting. However, I always shoot less when I’m home and will catch up eventually.

The other day I finished editing the 9 Argentina rolls that I have developed so far. For me it’s still difficult to work with the colour. The Pakon does a decent job with the colour correction normally and I don’t have any complaints with how the colours look. It’s just that quite a number of the best pictures look a lot better in black and white. In the end I found myself embracing my old digital workflow and converting the colour into black and white. It might not be faithful to the medium, but in the end only the end result matters. For now I will continue posting the original colour versions, because these reflect my original intention, but when I am done with all of the pictures I will also show you a bunch of the conversions too. I love proper black and white film, but I have to say that conversions really give you much more control over the look. A couple of the shots might not quite have worked out so well if I had used black and white film instead. In the end the black and white doesn’t leave me, even when I’m experimenting with colour.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
dm Paradies 400 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit.

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