I more-often-than-not shoot Black & White for both film and digital work. Recently, I've started to question whether or not shooting in Black & White actually does make your street photography any better?
or this video I took the winning Ricoh R10 and film Kodak Tri-X 400 into Melbourne's CBD for some street photography. Wasn't too bad either! The little R10 is a real winner and Tri-x really ticks my boxes. I've been loving Black and White film for such a long time and I'm really seeing why Tri-X is such a go-to for many photogs.
Went out with my trusty little Ricoh R10 in this dodgy and beat to hell abandoned house, it’s actually just down the street from my house so the commute was easy. I’ve been meaning to shoot it before they knock it down which happens pretty regularly in my area. So, I thought I’d check it out and shoot some film of course!
Why is there so much mystery surrounding what happens to the digital scans of our negatives? The digital footprint of the modern film shooter is often never spoken about, JC explores his thoughts on what film shooters should be doing with their digitised negatives once they return from the lab.
Took the Bronica RF 645 out for a Medium Format street session in Richmond. I headed to Victoria Street where there's a pretty sweet Vietnamese ex-pat community along the tram line. This video showcases the strength of T-Max 400, it's such a nice fine grain B+W film that I'm really beginning to prefer it over HP5+.
With my new (to me) Bronica RF 645 medium format rangefinder in toe, I explored an old abandoned farm house on Melbourne's outskirts. Scared some kangaroos, checked out the old sheering shed and found a burned out fridge. Shot on Ilford HP5 400 and you'll see all 16 medium format 645 frames, even the terrible ones!
I took a long-ish drive into the Macedon Ranges to shoot some landscapes, some old mid-century buildings and a bunch of sheep. Very different from the usual fare on the channel but it was fun anyway! This video contains the best shots from two rolls of Fujifilm 160NS and a nice preview of the Macedon region in Victoria, Australia.
JC wanders around an iconic abandoned wheat silo in Geelong, Victoria with his Contax G2 and the legendary 28mm Biogon f/2. This particular silo has some artwork on the side by Rone, which I missed footage of, but got some nice shots in the end. The location is pretty obvious and close to the road, but once you're in it has a grand feel to it.
This week's guest post comes from one of my favourite photographers out of the UK, Martin aka RJW INC. He explores the relationship between Film and Digital photography in a world where many align themselves to only one approach. Martin assesses how it's possible to be deeply involved in both and that conditions should lead your decision on which medium to use.
JC heads into Melbourne's busy CBD during his lunch break to shoot a roll of Ilford HP5 400 with his Contax G2 on the street.
The old saying goes a picture tells a thousand words. Its hard to capture the full story in one photograph however some of the best images capture a hint of it. A photograph tells you a lot about the person who clicked the shutter.
The near weightless Ricoh R10, produced in collaboration with Elle Magazine in 2002 could be one of the last Ricoh point and shoot fun boxes created.
We wanted to know how a modern, mid-range DSLR would stack up against a 1990s era film point and shoot at the same location, shooting the same things. So, we took both cameras to an abandoned former school and orphanage in Ballarat to see how they'd go! The results are surprising!
The little plastic fantastic Olympus OZ-10 or AF-10 Mini kinda looks like an overweight Mju, with a 35mm f4.5 lens rather than the well known 35mm f3.5. To be perfectly honest? It's kinda a piece of junk but at the same time it's also kinda heroic.
I grew up in Ballarat and since moving away, I always try to make it back home to explore. This photo series covers the sights, nooks, crannies and hot spots that make up this oddball heritage listing obsessed town. There's some street, some urban, some documentary and landscape in an effort to give you a glimpse of Ballarat from my point of view.
Early in the North American winter of 2018, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in NYC and Washington D.C. While there, I shot roughly twenty rolls of film mostly Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Superia 400 and Ilford HP5.