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.

foto tuskanac

olympus film1-1 olympus film1-2 olympus film1-3 olympus film1-4 olympus film1-5 olympus film1-6 olympus film1-7 olympus film1-8

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.