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Frame 12

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex IIa w/ Zeiss-Opton Tessar 3.5/75 and Ilford FP4+ (Kodak D76 1:1, Ilford rapid fixer). f/5.6, 1/5s. Epson V600 and EpsonScan @ 4800 dpi, downsized to 2400 dpi. Retouched and cropped.

 

One of the advantages of living in a student town is that there are a lot of international students. I found Max at a job fair that I was working as a photographer at, and we started to talk. It's something with that dark skin that's totally beautiful on black and white film.

 

I've seen very few examples with people of colour photographed on Ilford FP4+, or any Ilford film to be honest. It's totally usable, but I would still opt for Kodak Tri-X (maybe even TMax400?) which has a richer tonality.

 

This particular picture has some technical issues. First of all the Tessar lens doesn't like head on backlight, so all the shadows ended up in the midtones. You might not tell that this negative is so heavily over-exposed that it bleed out quite severely over the edges. These two factors together rendered the photo in a less than optimal way. I'm not sure if I like the lens flare over her face or not. But it gives the photo character.

 

Model: Max

 

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Uploaded on May 4, 2017