Last summer when I went back to New Hampshire to shoot the Subaru Climb to the Clouds hill climb event, Cameron and I spent a few days prior to that shooting some other things first. We spent some time at his friend and race teammate, Alex’s, garage to shoot some photos and video for his business. My black and white film photos were shot with my Toyo VX125 on Fujifilm Acros 100 and the color photos were shot with my Rolleiflex 6008 on Kodak Portra 400. the This may become my new format of showing photos I’ve shot. I’m thinking to post a couple of my favorites to social media and then post full sets in the blog and then later rotate my favorites into the portfolio.
I’m not sure if other people have seen things like this on Ecn-2 based films, but I can’t figure out exactly what it is. On some shots, especially those with a lower exposure, I seem to get these areas of magenta bands or contamination near the top and bottom of a frame. I don’t think it’s a light leak from the camera, as I’ve seen the same thing from 3 of my 35mm cameras. Could it be from static unrolling the bulk reel to spool down for the bulk loader or perhaps a very minor leak from the bulk loader?
Looks like Intagram’s roll-out of their non-chronological feed has finally started hitting more people in the US. My own account seems to have changed over yesterday. I honestly don’t know what they’re thinking by having that as the default with no way to switch to a most recent first view. To me one of the main draws to Instagram was to catch up on what the people I follow do in a linear fashion.
However, I know my own posts are non-chronological compared to when I actually shot them, but I do try to publish in groups of related photos. Hopefully enough people will speak out about it again so that we at least have the option to view chronologically, otherwise I guess myself and others will use the platform less. If people want to use an algorhythmically driven platform they could just go to Facebook.
This also once again reiterates a point content creators should always be aware of. Don’t become completely reliant on one platform if you don’t have total control over it. Otherwise even a small change later could lead to the complete irrelevance of the platform, no matter how much work you’ve put into bringing your content there.