Photo Of The Week 5/31/20

This week we asked acclaimed photographer Marisa to wade into the warm waters of elegance and pluck a tweet from the #BelieveInFilm sea of success.

It’s a telling reflection of our current times. Subject matter always catches my eye before anything else when viewing an image and this image (for me) is both harrowing and humorous at the same time.

Thanks Marisa!

The Leica M6 TTL and Hillvale Holiday 200 Film — Natalie Smart Film Photography

Who has tried Hilvale Holiday 200 film?

Whilst on holiday in Tenerife in December last year, I decided to also take the Hillvale Holiday colour film with me. This film is all the way from Australia and it was sitting in my film stash since I received it in my Emulsive secret santa gift for Christmas 2018. I used this film during […]The Leica M6 TTL and Hillvale Holiday 200 Film — Natalie Smart Film Photography

Brian Henry – #BelieveInFilm Interview

I discovered the photography of Brian Henry while visiting urban exploration forums and his instant film skills inspired me to buy my own instant camera. It was a packfilm camera I called Eddie and helped me launch #BelieveInFilm. I am so happy he was willing to answer a few of my questions.

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Photo Of The Week 5/17/20

This week we invited Mark aka 3eyedMonster to raft down a river of photographic triumph and choose our photo of the week. Mark won our giveaway with Ultrafine so triumph is one of his competencies.

Being a primarily pinhole photographer, even I assumed I would choose a lensless exposure for this week’s image. I nearly did till I started seeing these wonderful panoramic exposures by Karin Lizana. After following her, it appears these are just from her very first roll with this Horizon Perfekt.
If pinhole is my primary interest, than panorama is my second. This artist certainly has an eye for indoor panorama with the complex lighting and reflections, my eyes are busy taking in the light on all the surfaces.

Great job Mark!

Developing In Mint & Vitamin C

A quick interview with acclaimed pinhole photographer Marisa Writing from twitter about her recent experiments developing Kodak Kodabrome paper in a mixture of mint, vitamin c, and baking soda.

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Photo Of The Week 5/10/20

We invited noted eleganteur and Leica M5 mom Kimmiechem2 to luxuriate in a buffet of excellence and pick our Photo Of The Week.

This week’s Photo of the Week is a collection of landscape photographs by Henrik Emtkjær Hansen. Stunning in its starkness and soothing geometry, the lines from one landscape lead us to the next and the absence of people in the images gives the collection a latent storytelling quality. His work can be found on IG & Twitter – @henrikemtkj.

Photo Of The Week 5/3/20

This week we invited the awesome Angela Solis aka DerPinsel to take a deep dive into a pool of awesome to select the #BelieveInFilm photo of the week.

My eyes initially gravitated towards fantastic landscape and cityscape images as I love travelling, but for me this is this week’s winner. Exposure is just right and I love the warm tones of the film. The lovely young ladies are the star of these images though. I find the photos to be very thoughtful and heartwarming, something that we all need at this point in time. 🙂

Thank you Angel for making our selection this week!

Brendan Barry & His Shed Camera

Brendan reached out via Instagram to mention that he had converted his shed into a camera. This is super cool. I’m obsessed with shed-based cameras so I had to give it a watch and you should too.

I’ve just made a new video about the camera and darkroom I have built out of/in my shed. In it I talk through the build and operation of the camera, bring together a number of the processes I experiment with and shares some of the materials and approaches I use in my practice – RA4 colour reversal, B&W paper negs contacted to positives and shooting with direct positive paper, both with normal chemistry and with caffenol.

It is a pretty sweet video and the sound the shutter makes is the sound I wish all of my cameras would make when taking a picture.

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Developer Review Blog No. 04 – Rodinal — Alex Luyckx | Blog

Rodinal is the bomb!

There are new developers, there are old developers, and then there is Rodinal. First released in 1891 by Agfa, Rodinal is the brainchild of the Doctor, not that Doctor, but Dr Momme Anderesen who disliked the reliance on hydroquinone in the traditional film developers of the day. Instead, he began work on using Aromatic Amines…

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#BelieveInFilm Photo Of The Week 4/26/20

Once again it is time to celebrate a tweet of unparalleled genius. This week David Allen of that movie about the tank and is our guest judge.

I love when location serves the image, rather than *being* the image. And that’s what we have here. The perspective, the use of pinhole, and the amazing contrast make for an image not of an (admittedly pretty cool) place, but for an image that pushes the viewers eye around. It’s like an awesome eyeball rollercoaster. Your gaze is pushed up by the lines in the left third, hit the sprockets, and then — by tonal association aided by gravity — drop to those awesome shadows which take you back to the starting point. I think that were this a lensed image, we might be inclined to dwell too long on the architectural features and the image would suffer. Gear serves the image on this eyeball ride, not the other way around. Boom. I’ll have another ride, please.

David is a film photographer residing in Southwest France with his family. He has been called a “surrealist” photographer, which is probably pretty accurate. When hes’ not making art, he works part time in web development and graphic design. You can find more of his work at