Cristine

Reading up on my upcoming exams, neverending student that I am, when I thought it might be nice to go through some more pictures I’ve taken lately.

This time I thought I’d share a few photographs of my lovely fiancé Cristine.

Caffenol and T-Max

Found a couple of old images laying around on my computer from the time I did a lot of analog photography.

I remember I used to just walk around the city whenever I got a new old camera (i.e. bought some old analog camera second hand) and take pictures of anything I found interesting.

Nothing special really, but looking at them now I kind of like them.

Squirrel

I went through some old pictures yesterday and found these of a squirrel that used to live by my apartment at the old apartment in Stockholm (in late October).

There seems to be a lot of squirrels in Stockholm in general, especially around the park area called “Djurgården”. Other than that I still haven’t managed to get a clear shot (picture) of the deer that lives in my current “back yard” that is: the natural reserve outside my current apartment.

Film

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Today I spent some more time scanning black and white film (Tri-X, T-Max, APX 100, SFX 200 etc.), and noticed it looks really grainy even though a lot of these are ISO 100 films. My theory is that even though there’s another link in the chain – it’s still better (sometimes) to do the optical print first, considering how forgiving optical/chemical print is for dust and ISO compared to the crudeness of scanning directly.

Several of todays entries are submitted to “Film – Scans”.

Wake up and smell the coffee developer!

So what’s on my mind lately? You might have guessed it: Caffenol.

And as I’ve yet to get stable results, I’m still amazed that I can even produce photographic images that way, so here’s one of my first examples…

For those who don’t already know: “Caffenol” is a developer for photographic black and white film and photographic paper. And for those who don’t know what I mean by developer: The developer is the chemical solution used to make an exposed photographic image on film or paper visible, usually followed by a “stop” bath to stop and clean the film before you put in a photographic fixer – used to make either photosensitive film or paper resistant to further exposure to light. Maybe I should explain the process more in detail sometime later on.

 
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