Neverending Story

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It is barely midday and I already finished my editing, which is good since I‘m likely to burst into flame if I get close to the computer again today. It‘s 37 degrees in the shade out there and on the way to the shop we passed thermometers that showed 44 degrees in the sun. I can only imagine what it‘s going to be like in a few hours! I don‘t think it has ever been this hot, since I moved here! But yeah people, keep denying climate change. I‘m sure it‘s going to be fine 🤦‍♀️

Today‘s photos are all from my Rollei taken on Provia 100F and Cinestill 800T. The first two aren‘t perfect, since they were sort of experimental. With the roll of Provia I was experimenting with developing it in HC110 and Tetenal C41 chemicals with a re-exposure step in between. I must have overdeveloped it, since I ended up with a fairly fierce magenta cast. It really works in this photo though, so I‘m just going to pretend it was intentional. The second shot was taken with my backer roll of Cinestill 800T which I got from contributing to the Kickstarter. This batch still had problems with static buildup, which is where the red tendrils come from. I like it, kinda a cool effect. It can also happen when Cinestill is kept for a long time between shooting and developing which is why I‘m kinda intentionally waiting to develop a few of them. Maybe I get lucky again!

The last two shots were from a roll taken in Paris, in Montmartre. That place is just perfect for Cinestill. If I ever had the opportunity for a longer stay in Paris, I‘d just be happy shooting medium format Cinestill at night and HP5+ during the day.

Today‘s editing soundtrack: Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again and Devotional. I was listening to those two albums a lot when I was finishing school. I had a Mohawk back then, only wore black and was somehow stuck in the 80s musically, although it was the early 2000s. I thought I was just born too late, but it turns out I was 15 years early. Right now synth wave and retro wave has made a huge comeback so I might just be in sync with the times for once in my life! Only fitting that I dubbed my editing hamster wheel the Neverending Story, which is such an 80s hymn that it made a hilarious appearance in Season 3 of Stranger Things. If you haven’t seen it yet, go do that. I really enjoyed the ending!

92 rolls left to go now. I actually reached a milestone today! I finished editing all the medium format rolls. Now comes the heavy lifting, 35mm usually takes longer because there are more pictures per roll.

Pictures taken with: Rolleicord V, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 75mm f/3.5.

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

© Lilly Schwartz 2016

Provia 100F | HC-110+Tetenal C41.

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

Cinestill 800T Beta batch | Tetenal C41.

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

Sums up the American Comic book industry pretty well, doesn’t it? Taken in Paris, Montmartre. If anyone knows the artist, leave me a comment so that I can tag them!

Cinestill 800T | Tetenal C41.

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

© Lilly Schwartz 2017

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