Graham Street market is probably my favourite wet market in Hong Kong. It is going through a facelift, for me it is important to document the street market as it is.
#FilmFeb is a twitter conversation initiated by Jason Avery, every day in February 2018 a new film photography-related question is posted. I thought it would be a great idea to put all my answers in this post. It will be updated throughout the month.
Rollei Infrared 4×5
Inevitably you will mess up, just remember you are not alone, like I did with the above ones. Have fun!
Fujifilm FP-3000B – it is pure magic. On the other hand I can’t wait to (save some money) and shoot some 8×10 Polaroids!
No, as I mainly shoot 35mm and medium format, incorporating zone system might be too much. It is more feasible when shooting large format. I will look into it when I shoot LF!
Very ambitious I would say, but you gotta think big!
Light meter because I don’t have a spot meter. I use in-camera / phone light meters.
Not that I know of, though I don’t actively reach out to/search for conventions. There is the camera gear market, it is gear-centric though. Wish there were more film camera communities and photo clubs here.
Yes, disposable film cameras, they are a casual and fun way to start photography. Olympus OM / Nikon FE(2) would be the serious choice.
I don’t usually pick the best images from a year but discovering wet markets in Bangkok is the most memorable.
Yes, I have barely shot a few sheets of 4×5, but I am gonna shoot 8×10 this year. Hopefully!
Whenever I need to print, I clean up my desk first. I plan to make it a dedicated space this year. Here is a photo when not in use.
I really want to recommend a local shop in Hong Kong but I can’t. Mine goes to KHB Photografix in Canada. They are specialized in enlargers/accessories and I got my Omega from them. A lot of info on their site! http://www.khbphotografix.com/
My great-uncle’s funeral, it was quite different and weird.
No. I would probably make some pinholes out of shoeboxes and cans, but really I can’t be bothered
I have shot 1 or 2 rolls of XP2 and didn’t like it.
Fashion and wildlife, both I have never done.
I recommend HC-110 as a general purpose developer. HC-110, T-MAX, Rollei Rodinal are the only ones I have used; I have not tried enough developers to make more intelligent advice.
Sebastião Salgado or Ted Forbes, both of them are very passionate about educating the next generation. I can probably learn a lot by just talking to them.
Film is tangible, handcrafted, physically connected and not immediate. More people are now looking into and indulging in activities with the above qualities and properties. Film seems cheaper to a lot of people, but things can escalate very quickly.
I will offer to shoot a portrait of them. In case of instax or polaroid, I will gift the picture to them; if it’s film, I will make a print and gift them.
Most people in the community knows what they are into, and it only makes sense to be supportive with each other/the community. The better we do as a whole the longer we can do this. (if that makes sense)
Yes, I always try to catch up with all kinds of instant film available. I usually use it to document family moments or something specific that I think it will look good on instant films.
Yes and the most important part is the community. It is good to see there are many fellow film photographers out in the wild to be discovered. It shows how strong the community really is.
So there you have it, 28 questions answered. Thanks to Jason again of taking his time to kick start this initiative. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Ciao!