As you can see from my last post, I’ve recently gotten into shooting black & white film. I’ve shot rolls here and there, but never quite got attached to it like with color. Maybe it’s my old age or some other force of nature, but lately it’s been feeling really good to me.
Below are some shots from a roll I got back last week and promptly scanned. I don’t know how expired this roll of T-Max was but I know at least 10 years. The effects of expired film don’t show up on b&w film quite like they do with color film so I’m not crediting this charm to that. Compared to the roll of expired Tri-X I posted shots from, the T-Max has an… airy quality to it I guess? Definitely a brighter, crisper look. Maybe that’s because of the 100 iso compared to the 400 speed of the Tri-X. Anyways, here are some shots from the roll that I really like. In the meantime I’m ordering an assortment of b&w films to try out.
All of these shots were taken with an Olympus Infinity Stylus and scanned with an Epson Perfection V600.
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Back in June, my girlfriend Meaghan and I took a road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to see the opening of Jason Lee’s show “OK.” These shots were all taken on the way there and back. I don’t shoot much black & white film but I’m really happy with how these came out. After this roll I’ve pledged to shoot more b&w. I recently finished a roll of expired T-max 100 that’s at the lab now. I’ll report back when those negatives arrive!
Instagram is an infinite resource for photographers, especially film shooters. The film community there is great and continues to grow every day. One thing that’s common is feature accounts. I’ve been wanting to create one of these for awhile but couldn’t decide on a theme. There are plenty of general, no theme accounts already so I wanted to come up with something unique. One day I was searching Instagram for an account dedicated to film shots of gas stations. It’s something I love to shoot and I know a lot of other folks do as well. To my surprise one didn’t exist yet. So that’s what I decided on, and Analog Unleaded was born.
So far the account has been well received. It’s growing at a good, organic pace and the engagement is great. It’s cool having a chance to curate the page and feature other film shooters. I know I get excited when a film account features one of my photos so I’m happy to be able to do that for others.
My hopes for Analog Unleaded is that it keeps growing and down the line maybe I’ll do some merch; stickers, enamel pins, etc. We’ll see! I designed the logo and I purposefully designed it so it would look good in print.
If you’re on the gram you can follow along at @analog_unleaded and use the hashtag #analogunleaded for your film shots of gas stations!