From time to time I remember that I have half used films in various late 70’s/early 80’s camera bodies lying around and even rarer still, sometimes I actually finish them. A good friend of mine asked me to help him out on a wedding he was shooting in his home town of Whanganui and for the road trip north I decided to go analog. I finished off a roll of Fuji Superia 200 and then started a roll of Ilford XP2 Super 400 (B&W).
I have to say I’m quite pleased with the results even if there’s a few bright light leaks. Those are fixed easily enough and it serves as a visual reminder that you’re looking at something more special. Film is definitely not dead! The image above is from a recent shoot – yet another few shots tacked onto the end of goodness knows what. And that’s part of the fun and wonder. Getting back a few rolls of fresh process and then the memories come flooding back. I’ve also noticed that film has a distinct tilt shift -like quality to it. Doesn’t really matter where your focal point is there always feels like there’s more depth to a frame.