Some B&W for a change.

For the past three years I have shot color film almost exclusively, and for the most part I consider myself a color photographer. I love color, and the process of making images with color film. As much as I like color, I like to shoot B&W every once in awhile because it forces me to think outside my normal routines. Some things that might make a color image seem interesting, may not work in a B&W image.
Awhile ago I found a good deal on 5 rolls of 120 Agfa APX 25, a film that was discontinued long before I got into photography. I had read about it, and wanted to try it for a long time. Using expired film can be tricky though, and the results may look very different than the same film might when it was new, so I shot a test roll to see how the film would perform. For the most part, it worked great. The film’s sensitivity and reciprocity seems fine, and the base doesn’t have any fogging. The film base seemed to have some marks on it, I’m guessing from being pressed up against the backing paper for so long. The marking only really showed up when I used a red filter which made skies really transparent on the negative. All in all, I think it turned out great.

These are from the first roll, shot in my Hasselblad 500C/M and Zeiss Planar 80/2.8.








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