Tag Archives: colour

Found Archive: Kodak Gold 100

Here is a collection of photographs from 1988. In a small coastal town in Essex.

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Found Archive: Fuji Super G 200

The photographs in this collection are from the first day we bought a puppy in 1996.

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Found Archive: Konica Centuria 200

This collection of photographs is from the year 2000. It is the house I lived in with my parents from age 10 to when I moved out at 22. The images show the property during renovation.

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Found Archive: Fuji HG 100

A collection of photographs from the Found Archive project I have working on.

This roll of film was shot in 1992 by Michael Chippington. It is from a family holiday. One of my favourite photographs from this collection is my sister and I bouncing on a trampoline – i would liken the style of photograph to the work of Martin Parr and his seasides in the 80s

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Found Archive: Fuji HG 200

The Found Archive was created by using the images taken by my father Michael Chippington during the 1980s to early 2000s. In his younger years he was a keen photographer and has a good eye. Michael typically captured events in our family lives, our outings, our friends, gatherings and so on.

The negatives had been stored in a fireproof box for years and some showed signs of wear. During the archival process I scanned the negatives but also transferred them to an archival folder and negative sleeves.

It has taken me one year to scan his negatives – around 2500 images. The photographs were scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 8100 at 6×4 300ppi. I am presenting the images with dust, scratches and all imperfections. There has been a removal of colour casts from scanning and also white balance adjustment. However – during this colour correction stage I have used the photograph prints or the same film from online to ensure I have not introduced colours that are a misrepresentation of the film properties.

This particular roll of film is from 1991 and features my sister and I with family members at Christmas.

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Agfa Vista APX Plus 200

After the success of last years London Pride, I decided this year I would walk the streets in the Parade/March. Of course bringing my camera along as it’s also around the ‘anniversary’ of me starting this blog.

For most of the march I stayed alongside some of the members of my boxing club that also walked this year. Braving the rain throughout the day we started at Baker Street and finished at Whitehall.

It looks like my negative scanner is on the fritz as it’s starting to develop some lines across the images (upon closer inspection) and colour casts, nothing overly drastic, but a little frustrating and adds processing time to the photographs. Quite possibly this may also be a result of the developer used, so is something I must look into.

The Agfa Vista has quite a lot of grain for a lower iso film. Out of the box delivers average results from an average class film. Personally I don’t rate it very highly, there are other colour films out there that give much more interesting results.

That being said I haven’t pushed or pulled this film yet so I can only pass comment on the selection of images that i’ve produced and not for the entire production line of Agfa Vista.

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ADOX Color Implosion 100ISO

The 35mm Project has been lacking some colour lately! Finally after quite a bit of waiting (an error on my part) the gorgeous Adox Color Implosion shot out of the box at 100ISO during the sunnier (and warmer) spell of weather the UK had, about two weeks ago arrived today. Filling me with so much excitement and glee I could of squealed. This film has shot right up to one of my favourite films for its unique take on reality, strong grain and texture.

Color Implosion is an astonishingly high grain film at a low ISO. Resulting in some extreme saturation in parts of the images (reds) that give a punchier and crisper image. Throughout the image there is a mixture of various tones and nuances that can be seen when at a higher magnification, there is a strong presence of red across the entire film.

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200 Percent Magnification

The grain is not intrusive and I believe gives this film a true individuality and separation from other colour films. Where the grain most works is on the wild life photographs taken at The Wetlands Park in London. However not totally disregarding the other photographs which have their own texture from the grain.

Having gone through a standard C-41 process the trickiest part was scanning the negative into my computer. Silverfast does not have a colour profile for Adox, and I have the cheaper (box version software) that came with my scanner so I am unable to make my own profiles. Instead I used the Fuji Pro 160s profile as I felt this gave a good CCR (Colour Cast Removal) and profiled the photographs well enough for post work.

White balance set from white point. Assuming that this film should have a white balance to white. I should note there was an exceptionally strong colour cast over the photographs when scanning. As I haven’t seen what these images ‘should’ look like after being printed from an enlarger onto light sensitive paper it was difficult to tell exactly how much to remove (and whether a cast of some sort is inherant of this film type) Google searching didn’t help so I decided I didn’t feel anything was gained in the images by allowing strong colour casts, as a result I have developed my own style of images with this film.

 

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