tourists looking up

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Having shot already 4 rolls of my batch of HP5+ I wanted to make sure that I don’t run out of black and white film and decided on the next emulsion to try. After testing Kentmere 400, RPX400, Tri-X, XP2, Double-X and T-Max 400 I will shoot a 100ft roll of Fomapan 400 after finishing off my HP5+. I’ve set my mind on testing all kinds of emulsions that can be shot at ISO 400 without more than a one stop push and there are still quite a number of options out there. There is still Orwo N74+, Delta 400, Ilford Pan 400, APX400, Rollei Retro 400s, Foma Retropan 320 and probably a couple more repackaged things like Argenti Reporter 400 and Bergger BRF 400+. So, the experiments won’t end anytime soon, that’s for sure. And even if I finish with these film tests one day I might just go on to testing developers next. The original purpose of these tests was of course to find an emulsion that I like and stick with it, but to be honest I just get bored too easily. It seems as if film photography keeps me happy because there are infinite combinations to keep me occupied.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
RPX400 developed in Caffenol-CM.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Tourists nowadays, even Japanese ones don’t travel with cameras, they travel with phones. Break the phone, lose the pictures. Well, not in my case. My pictures are in index numbered and labeled negative sleeves and scanned on a hard drive. There is a backup of my scans and edits too on another hard drive and the edits are also in an online backup. Yes, I might be a little paranoid about losing my pictures.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The kid was a little bored.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I rarely shoot interiors, but I had to see what this would look like photographed. The advantage of shooting 35mm is that it doesn’t hurt so much to experiment.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Fishmonger at an indoor market.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

A quick shot in passing.

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