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ILFORD Photo and guests blog about all things film photography and darkroom related

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August 2016

The healing powers of film photography – Maria Westerbom

Maria Westerbom - Film Photographer and guest bloggerI am an avid hobby photographer who is obsessed with the creative process of film photography. I handle the entire process at home, from developing film to printing in my traditional darkroom, and have also recently started to learn more about alternative photographic processes.
I have been photographing since the early 1970s, with a couple of breaks, but have learnt a lot in recent years. I constantly strive for creative development to find my personal expression.

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Thinking in black and white

Some of the greatest and most iconic photographs ever taken have been in black and white.

Legends such as Ansel Adams, Mary Ellen Mark, and Sebastiao Salgado to name just a few, have shown just how powerful and emotive a black and white image can be.

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Friday Favourites – World Photo Day

Today is #worldphotoday and lots of people around the world, (included me) will be uploading a shot and sharing their world on http://worldphotoday.com

We can’t compete with that, so instead have shared some of our favourite shots from around the world for this weeks #ilfordfridayfavourites

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Unleash that Reticulated Film Python

Black and white photo of Ribnar MazumdarHi my name is Ribnar Mazumdar and I am a hybrid photographer.

Hybrid in the sense, I almost always shoot film but also enjoy my only digital camera – the Leica M Monochrom 246 and a digital workflow that includes Lightroom and Photoshop.

I love alternative photographic techniques like dry plates and brushed on emulsions. I am a darkroom fanatic – always exploring new ways to mash up digital with traditional analog techniques. I love all kinds of print processes – cyanotypes, salts, van dykes to name a few. I shoot all formats right from 35mm half frames up to 8×10 large format. Continue reading “Unleash that Reticulated Film Python”

Friday Favourites – Motion

Yippee, it’s Friday and that can only mean more #ilfordfridayfavourites. We asked you to share your shots depicting motion and here are a few of our faves

Peter Schön ‏black and white photo of Heli-landing.Georgia/Caucasus. @ILFORDPhoto #ilfordfridayfavourites #film #FP4+ #BessaIII #6x6 #120
 Heli-landing.Georgia/Caucasus.   +#120 #BessaIII #6×6  #ilfordfridayfavourites

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Friday favourites – Mediumformat

It’s great to see so many of you shooting #mediumformat. The images speak for themselves.

Black and white photo of apple #mediumformat #ilfordfridayfavourites Delta 100 rated at 50 #rolleiflex
@justgipsy #mediumformat #ilfordfridayfavourites Delta 100 rated at 50 #rolleiflex

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A Family connection

Black and white photo of Pierre Killmayer

Pierre Killmayer is an amateur photographer from southern France and lives in Paris. From a family of photographers, he started to take pictures as soon as he was old enough to carry a camera. He began using a decidedly diverse array of cameras (Pentacon, Hasselblad, Lomo, Olympus PEN, Ikonta,…) and by the age of 12 was autonomously developing his own films and printing his photos. His stylistic predilection tends toward architectural photography, but he also enjoys fixing and using old cameras. In order to master the whole photographic chain, he recently began creating his own chemicals.   Outside of his homemade darkroom, he likes to meet people who also share his passion. For him, film photography is an infinite playground, where everyone can contribute. Continue reading “A Family connection”

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