Yesterday afternoon, I caught a motherfucking huge batch of film from someone on CraigsList. Black and white and colour, 120 and 220, fresh and expired, various ISOs … all in two large Ziplog bags.
All this shit for $25. That’s $25 for this:
Here’s in bag 1:
6 Kodak 400TX 120
5 Kodak Portra 400NC 220
4 Kodak Portra 160NC 220
4 Kodak Portra 160VC 220
Here’s in bag 2:
8 Kodak 320 Tri-X 220
7 Kodak 125 Plus-X 220
6 Ilford FP4 Plus 120
5 Ilford 100 Delta 120
3 Ilford 200 SFX 120
2 Agfa 100 Optima II 120
1 Agfa Scala 200X 120
1 Kodak T400CN T-Max 120
1 Fujifilm 100 Acros 120
Here’s my initial reaction upon getting both for the price of one:
Yeah … we’re gonna need a bigger boat.
I mean, let’s be clear. Some things are necessary for digital to be used, such as the news, medicine, science, policing, and military. But art? Film forever.
For some reason, people who’ve asked me about my camera and work were surprised to find out that film is still being sold. Mainly these are old folks, who literally believe that every single photography shop no longer sells film. I … I don’t even know how to wrap my head around this. They can’t, you know, look around rather than rely completely on word-of-mouth?
In other news, I recently acquired a close-up filter set. They cover 19 to 12 inches, so now I can not only do better, proper close-ups and portraits and head shots, but also still life and even some product photography.
Finally, my latest 16mm film footage has been uploaded onto YouTube, and will be posted here soon. Alas, the lab spliced the two rolls together in the wrong order. And finally, I dropped off a roll of 16mm at the lab that will be scanned and later uploaded for a recut.
Could be worse. Enjoy, indulge, or endure.
Right outta the bunch. Enjoy, indulge, or endure.
Enjoy, indulge, or endure, dammit!