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Issue 14 | Spring 2022

Two decades after digital made instant availability of images the norm, we remind ourselves that film photography can also be instant! We are celebrating fifty years of the Polaroid SX-70 with an article on its history and present-day use, and the iconic camera was used by portfolio artist Thomas Kretschel in London to document “Brexit.” We also have a test of a new addition to film’s instant image-making gear, the LomoGraflok back for large format cameras.

Master Printers Bruce Barnbaum and Andrew Sanderson give us deep insights into old and new chemicals for film development, discussing their own unique methods to deal with important aspects like contrast control. Filmmaker Ignacio Benedeti considers the special “cinematic look” of motion picture film in both cinematography and still photography. And our cover artist, Vincent Peters, explains what makes film photography special to him, and why he continues to use it in his work as one of today’s most highly sought-after fashion and celebrity photographers.

There are many other topics from the silver halide world: an in-depth comparison of scanning software solutions, opening a photo gallery during a pandemic, a portfolio intertwined with Nobel prize-winning poetry, and the bridge between photography and psychology, to name just a few. Join us on the journey through Issue 14 and experience how film is still alive, creative, and young while remaining classic and timeless.

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Editor’s Pick

Film Prices in Perspective – An In-Depth Analysis

In recent years, film has become considerably more expensive. Many think that it has even become too expensive, and feel ripped off by manufacturers like Kodak and Fuji. But how much did prices really rise, and why? Are we paying too much? A look at film prices in perspective.

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Articles

Kodak Gold 120 Announced – Available Now

Kodak Gold 120 Announced – Available Now

On March 21st, 2pm CET, Kodak Alaris has announced the immediate release of its popular consumer film Kodak Gold 200 in 120 medium format pro packs at an average 25% lower price than Portra and Ektar films in 120 format. We have had the opportunity to test it ahead of time, and here are a few first impressions.

Dean Scutt on travel photography – Friday Focus

Dean Scutt on travel photography – Friday Focus

Travel photography and making zines - Dean Scutt   by Christoper Osborne. “My true reconnection with (travel) photography began with a trip to Vietnam, I saw pictures everywhere in a way I hadn’t in years". I met Dean Scutt on a photo walk in London. This quiet,...

Frankfurt photo walk – Thomas Bendzko

Frankfurt photo walk – Thomas Bendzko

A Photo Walk in Frankfurt - Thomas Bendzko by Thomas Bendzko Thomas Bendzko reflects on photography after attending the SilvergrainClassics and Leica Gallery photo walk in Frankfurt. In 1982-83, my grandfather replaced his Praktica photographic equipment with Japanese...

Robert Andrews / London Camera Project photo walks

Robert Andrews / London Camera Project photo walks

Robert Andrews - Photo Walks in London by Christoper Osborne. We talk to Robert who organises photowalks under the banner "The London Camera Project". It is the middle of a UK winter. However, the low cloud, biting wind and drizzle could not dampen the welcome that...

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