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B&W BTS Vol. 2

Another installment of b&w bts, this one ranging over quite a few months and an array of shoots. The last two rows were digitized using my new Lightpad/Negative Lab Pro scanning process (which I may make a separate post about). Very excited about the results i’m getting. The final three images are also from the first roll of 120 that i’ve developed myself.

The cameras used here are - Olympus OM-2n, Minolta XD11, Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, Bronica Etrsi. All shot on Illford HP5+, with the exception of the final 3 medium format frames shot on Ultrafine Extreme 400. All pushed 2 stops.

Winter 2019 In Black and White

Some select photos from this winter. I believe that these were all shot on my Olympus Stylus Epic. As usual, I used Illford Hp5+ pushed 2 stops, developed and scanned by hand.

B&W BTS Vol. 1

I keep at least one 35mm camera loaded with Illford HP5+ in my bag most of the time. So inevitably rolls end up with a few shots from the variety of sets I work on (when there happens to be a free minute to do so). It’s a nice reminder that one of the biggest benefits of my job is getting to work with so many great people. Here’s a collection of some of my favorites from roughly the last 9 months.

A wide range of cameras represented here - Olympus OM-2n, Minolta XD11 (rip/must replace), Fujifilm DL-290, and Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80.

Black and White Film in Mexico

A few shots I managed to pop off on a trip to Mexico in December. We spent a few days traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula, and most of these shots (the four daytime ones) are from Tulum.

All on Illford Hp5+ pushed 2 stops, developed and scanned by myself. Shot with my Olympus OM-2n and 28mm f/2.8.

Fall 2018 In Black and White Pt. 2

More from this fall. All on Illford Hp5+ pushed 2 stops, developed and scanned by myself.

The first eight images are from my Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, which has some really interesting distortion and flaring. I was happily surprised by at the optical quality it delivers, considering that it’s a cheapo point-and-shoot. This was also my first roll of dx hacked film (the only way to get my preferred push-process on a point-and-shoot) and i can happily say it worked seamlessly.

The bottom row of images is from Thanksgiving at my parent’s house in NJ, shot on my Olympus OM-2n and 28mm f/2.8.

Fall 2018 In Black and White Pt. 1

A series of images shot over the course of this fall. All on Illford Hp5+ pushed 2 stops, developed and scanned by myself. Final image (of me) shot by Phil Solokoff.

Summer 2018 In Black and White

A series of images shot over the course of this summer. Mostly hand-developed and scanned by myself, with the exception of the images shot on P3200. 

Cameras Used: Olympus OM-2n MD and Fujifilm DL-290 Zoom