Olympus Stylus + Kodak Gold 200

It seems like every New Years Resolution is to “Do __ More.”

Well, I hate making promises that I can’t keep, so I’m just putting film/ posts where my mouth is.

When you shoot film, there is the event of making the images, and then the time when you show the images/ edit/ scan etc. So I’m always in the past no matter when, I share it. Part of it is logistics of getting the film in the hands into the right people, then back to me, and editing and everything.

But, I am happy with some images that found their way back from my eye, to my hand, to the film lab, to me, and now to you.

Warmer Weather. Maine, 2018

Warmer Weather. Maine, 2018

 
Summertime Veggies. Tarrytown, NY. 2018

Summertime Veggies. Tarrytown, NY. 2018

 
Ghost. Somewhere. 2018

Ghost. Somewhere. 2018

 
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Olympus XA + Slide Film

This will be the second post in a month I've shown images from my Olympus XA. The XA. Before Korea, I shot a lot of slide film (mostly in large format). So although my collection of film has grown, much of it is slide film. Moving from Boston has presented itself with problems of finding a lab to develop my film. I'm currently in between labs, but am leaning towards Citizens.
 

This roll was shot in Florida when I took a trip out there in the beginning of March.

This roll was shot in Florida when I took a trip out there in the beginning of March.

So if you're unfamiliar with Slide film I'll give you a brief explanation why I like it. Typically people shoot negative film to get enlarged and printed. With Slide film, it was originally intended to be put in a carousel and projected onto a wall, and not to be enlarged. Along came digital and changed all that. Now people shoot slide film because the look it gives film. There are a ton of presets in photoshop that people use to make their digital shots emulate slide film. 

That's not for me. I shoot slide film because of the tones it produces, They are rich, and not exactly contrasty, but the tones are rich. 

 

Fujica DL-20

This camera was found by my nearby market while living in Busan. There plenty of markets in Busan, but most of them catered to a typical you market you'd think of, food, clothing, and souvenirs. There was one market (which is still there) off the Dongdaesin station in Busan. If you're ever In Busan, its worth a trip. This market was special because It actually had used/ old/ vintage items such as old north korean money, vinyl, and occasionally film cameras. 

 

These photos were all still shot in Busan. I am currently living in NY, but have a massive overflow of images from 2016, so I'll be visually transitioning out of Asia slowly. 
Everything here was shot on Kodak Gold 200.
If you're a shooting film in Korea, go to FotoMaru in Seoul. They were excellent at processing my film and mailing my negatives back to me. I wasn't able to scan at the quality I wanted to until I got home, but I sent them 50+ rolls of 120 and 35mm film with zero problems. They're possibly the best in Korea.