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Film Folk: Yoshitaka Goto

Location: Gifu City, Japan Genre: Lomography Camera count: 13 Film stock of choice: Kodak, Fuji, Lomography, Agfa Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. It’s too long a path to tell to you, haha. I used to be a digital SLR user until 2008 but since I discovered Lomography, I have become a…

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Single Stock: Winterland by Benjamin Fjerdingstad

Camera: Hasselblad 503CW + 80mm f/2.8 & 50mm f/4 Film: Kodak Portra 400 Developed & Scanned: Fotohuset, Norway Location: Drammen, Norway “I’ve always loved the winter season, with all the snow and the frozen trees. I’ve always tried to capture it the best I can, so that everyone around the world can see what I…

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Lab Chats: Hillvale Film Lab, AU

Name: Hillvale Photo Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU Established: 2013 Film formats: C-41, BW, E6 – all sizes below 4×5 Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP3000 & Noritsu HS-180 Who are we chatting to? Name: Jason Hamilton Position: Co-Founder Film stock of choice: Portra Camera/lens of choice: Mamiya 7 system Quirky fact: To create the Hillvale Cubes we had to remove the plastic spools out of 50,000…

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Film Folk: André Terras Alexandre

Name: André Terras Alexandre Location: Currently living in Porto, Portugal Genre: Landscape, Travel, Documentary Camera count: 4 that I use often (more in the shelf) Film stock of choice: Probably Kodak Portra 400 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer and what first drew you to shooting film. Documentation has pretty much always…

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Single Stock: Portra 400 by Night by Liam Maxwell

Camera & Lens: Olympus OM2n + Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 Film: Kodak Portra 400 (pushed 2 stops) Developed & Scanned: Alex Morris, Lancaster Location: Lancaster, England I first started shooting film last year, after purchasing an OM10 on impulse from my local camera shop. I had always loved photographs, and the power I felt from images I saw, but…

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Lab Chats: Boutique Film Lab, USA

Lab: Boutique Film Lab Location: Mount Juliet, TN, USA Established: 2014 Film Formats: 35mm, 110, APS, Disc, 126, 127, 120, 220, 130, 4×5. Process C-41, B&W, E-6 & ECN-2. Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP-3000 & Noritsu HS-1800 Who are we chatting to? Name: Ryan Tolbert Position: Owner Favourite Film Stock: Portra 400 Camera/lens of choice: Pentax 67II…

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Film Folk: Kate Bellm

Name: Kate Bellm Location: Deia, Spain Genre: Fashion, advertising, skate, nudes, underwater, landscapes Camera count: 20 or more Film stock of choice: Fujifilm 1600 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. Since I was 12 I have wanted to, and have been, a photographer. So I shot my friends at school and on trips…

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Industry Insight: 7Artisans, CN

Name: 7Artisans Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd Location: Shenzhen, China Established: 2015Introduce us to 7Artisans. A group of Chinese camera enthusiasts gathered together for a dinner in summer 2015. They were discussing their passions over the dinner table. Some were interested in optical design, while others were more skilled at running factory production lines, and one…

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Lab Chats: PhotoVision, USA

Name: PhotoVision Location: Salem, Oregon, USA Established: 1968 Film formats: 35mm, 120, 220, 4×5, and 8×10. C-41 and BW process. Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP3000, Noritsu S-1800, Epson V750 Pro (4×5 and 8×10 only)Who are we chatting to? Name: Stephen Wood Position: Software Engineer Film stock of choice: Fuji Pro400H Camera of choice: Pentax 6×7 Quirky…

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Film Folk: Nina Menzel

Location: Berlin, Germany Genre: Portraiture Camera count: 14 Film stock of choice: Kodka Portra 400 + 160, Agfa APX 400, Ilford HP5 400 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. My interest in creating visuals began when I turned 14 and first owned a camera. I initially had a camcorder and digital camera.…

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Industry Insight: Noirfoto, VN

Name: Noirfoto Darkroom – Studio – Gallery Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Established: 2017 I loved visiting Noirfoto when I was living in Vietnam myself – it’s an amazing space and I could just feel your overwhelming passion for film photography as I spoke with you! Introduce our readers to Noirfoto. Noirfoto is the only…

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Lab Chats: Lighthouse Film Lab, RU

Name: Lighthouse Film LabLocation: Novosibirsk, RussiaEstablished: 2014Film formats: 135, 120, 220Scanners: Noritsu HS-1800, Fuji Frontier SP-3000 Who are we chatting to?Name: Aleksandr IvanecPosition: OwnerFilm stock of choice: Kodak Portra 400Camera of choice: Pentax 67 + Pentax 105mm f/2.4Favourite photographer: I am a fan of Rodney Smith, I have always been honored by his sense of…

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Film Folk: Dino Kuznik

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Originally from Slovenia)Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Observational, Travel, Street PhotographyCamera count: 5 that I use, but probably around 25 all in all (old cameras, my grandfather’s stuff etc.)Film stock of choice: Kodak Portra 400 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer.My grandfather was quite influential for sparking the interest for photography…

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Single Stock: Jule by Christoph Zoubek

Camera: Pentax 67II + Pentax SMC Macro Takumar 135mm f/4.0 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Developed & Scanned: Carmencita Film Lab, Spain Location: Munich This series was shot with 14-year-old Jule back in February 2018. I tried to use only window light which wasn’t that easy with the limited daylight during the winter. Fortunately, it was a bright day, so…

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Industry Insight: PPP Repairs, UK

Name: PPP Repairs – Pierro Pozella Location: London, UK Established: 2014 Hi Pierro! Introduce us to PPP Repairs. After a couple years of practising at home I decided to approach a local camera shop known as Teddington Photographic, where I first started freelancing as PPP Repairs. I took on small repairs; light seals and traditional…

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Lab Chats: Exposure Film Lab, UK

Name: Exposure Film Lab Location: Hereford, UK Established: April 2016 Film formats: 35mm, APS, 120, Remjet motion picture film (4X5 coming soon…) Scanners: Fuji Frontier SP3000 Who are we chatting to? Name: Matt Rees Position: Owner/Big Chief Film stock of choice: Portra Camera of choice: Mamiya RZ67 Quirky fact: The only digital camera I own…

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Film Folk: Trenton Michael Davis

Location: Los Angeles & Salt Lake City, USA Genre: Landscape Camera count: 8 (hopefully no more) Film stock of choice: Kodak Portra 800 Tell us about your path to becoming a photographer. It all started with the classic Canon 5D DSLR. A company that I was working for had purchased one and I had the…

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Single Stock: 1971 by Jana Dillo

Camera: Rolleiflex 3.5B Film: Ilford HP3 (expired) Developed & Scanned: Self-developed & scanned Location: Karlsruhe, Germany One Sunday morning I stood at the front of my house with this expired film that I had received from a friend, and wondered what to shoot. Although it was expired I didn’t want to treat it as a test roll, and remembered…

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