With Fujifilm discontinuing Acros I’m starting to test other B&W films I haven’t worked with much to see how they fair in caffenol. I have been hoping to find a film as flexible that could be shot from 100-1600iso on the same roll similar to Acros, though that is a tall order. For this roll I shot Kodak T-Max 100 from 100-800iso and developed it in caffenol c-h for 15min at 68f. The 100-400iso shots came out pretty well, though a little thinner than I expected. The 800iso shots were totally unusable, I’m not sure if increasing development time would even fix that, but I might try again and also try caffenol c-l and do that as a semi-stand method. To get the recipes, check out this book.
Since last year I feel like I’ve been neglecting using my Rollei the most out of my cameras, despite how much I usually love how the photos turn out. I think it is mainly due to its size and weight and if I’m going to carry that amount of weight I usually prefer to take my 4×5 out. Though since I can’t really do spur of the moment photos with the 4×5 I’ve been trying to take the Rollei out a bit more this year. These are just some of the black and white shots I took while walking around during the 10th Anniversary of Night on Broadway and some from just walking around downtown.
When I went back home last summer to shoot the Climb to the Clouds race, Cameron and I had some free time in the days ahead of that event. Part of that time we took to drive from New Hampshire over to Rochester New York so that we could meet up with the Direct of Web Strategy and Development at Kodak, Matt Stoffel. Once we made the 6+ hour drive we stopped in at the Genesee Brew House and waited to meet up with Matt. While waiting, one of the fellow film photographers I know from Instagram, Taylor Hendricks, happened to see Cameron and I were in town and stopped by the brew house to hang out for a bit as well. It was really random to run across another photographer who I had only known through their work online.
Matt later came to meet us at the brew house and brought along a nice Hasselblad, H3 I think it was, as well as some rare and discontinued Kodak films. Cameron, Matt, and myself then headed out to do a short photo walk on our way to the Kodak Headquarters. We were lucky enough that Matt was able to give us an amazing tour through some of their facilities and explain more of the history of the headquarters, company, and what may lay ahead for them in the future. Hopefully Kodak will continue to have a base of support with photographers like myself who enjoy the medium and I’m looking forward to when they bring e100g back to the market. Next time we go back to Kodak, hopefully we can see even more and I should also bring a tripod.