the latest

Print Issue

Issue 21 | Winter 2023

Issue 21 is a blockbuster! Iconic cover artist Steve McCurry shares stories behind-the-scenes of his images in a 10-page portfolio. We tested not 1, not 2, but 3 new color films, including HARMAN’s Phoenix. We interviewed Director of Photography Robbie Ryan about using motion picture Ektachrome specially produced by Kodak for Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film, Poor Things, which looks to be an Oscar front-runner for 2024.

On the gear side of things, we have a new Instax back for Hasselblad, and an in-depth look at Rokkor lenses. There’s an inspiring, hands-on article about EBS (Exposing Both Sides) photography, and an inside look at how to organize a complex project using the example of Marwan El Mozayen’s Super Constellation photoshoot.

We also celebrate film photography mainstay JOBO’s centennial, and share Bruce Barnbaum’s thoughts about photographic projects, including his own latest book, available through Kickstarter here. And in addition to Steve McCurry, we have five more wonderful portfolios from around the world!

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this week’s 

Editor’s Pick

HARMAN Phoenix, a New Color Film Tested!

HARMAN has launched a completely new color film, Phoenix! SilvergrainClassics was able to test it and interview Matt Parry, head of marketing, to get a lot of background information on the development of Phoenix. Read about the history of this color film, see some test results, and get to now why this film is so important for the future of analog photography.



FX55 film developer

FX55 film developer

FX55 Film Developer - our experience Are you looking to try a different film developer? If, so FX55 has been described as “the last of the great film developers”. By Christopher Osborne.  This shot of the Rosenmontagszug Carnaval in Rheinboellen, Germany was processed...

Handmade Large Format Cameras by Pete Swann

Handmade Large Format Cameras by Pete Swann

Camera Eccentrica – Handmade Large Format Cameras by Pete Swann "I became obsessed with larger and larger formats. I started thinking about building an 8x10 camera. Then Lockdown happened, and I thought why not?.." Pete Swann. By Christopher Osborne.   A Handmade...



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