Ilford HP5 Exp. 1988

For my birthday my dad gave me an old box of Ilford Film, mainly FP4. The first roll I tried was a HP5 though. I considered the missing dx markings on the case would lead to a +2 Exposure on my Olympus mjuII, which would be perfect. I developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 minutes with inversions for 10s per minute. The film came out with wonderful grey tones under a cloud of age. I scanned the negatives using an Epson V800 and adjusted contrast in lightroom. I intentionally left the chalk stain on the negatives to show their chronological connection.

Seoul

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In September 2014 I visited my friend Eun-Song who was doing an internship in Seoul. I was there way to short, only 4 nights, but really enjoyed my stay. Seoul is a buzzing city. The area I stayed in „Itaewon“ is a place to go out and you can find lots of Americans.

Having a native speaker in my friend was invaluable. We went to the market full of analog cameras and visited the old part of town. At night there were exhibitions and record store bars with lots of soju.

I had my Leica M3 and my favourite film – Fuji Acros 100. The color photography was cheap Rossman Film (RIP) – a disguised Fuji Superia 200.

These pictures make me miss Korean BBQ, Kimchi and the night I was drinking on a rooftop.

foto tuskanac

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i went to a small photo store called foto tuskanac in zagreb and got a roll of film developed and scanned. the pictures were taken with my olympus mju ii. i lost the little window that is in the back of the camera letting you see the kind of film that is inside. so i wanted to make sure there are no light leaks and everything works.

there are a lot of fingerprints on the roll of negatives and the scans are horrible, nevertheless i really like the idea of using cheap film in the olympus and getting it developed along the way. i will also portrait the people working the minilabs. this time a fuji frontier 550.