Black & White

Today I would like to share my thoughts on themes black and white film photography in the portrait. 

Few people know about my passion to black and white photography because it is very different of my gently style wedding photo, also because not often advertised by me and remains to be on this day my most favorite hobby.

Before I started shoot weddings, I felt a big interest to old analogue cameras with 6x6 format or 6x7, I had inspiration of the different types of people and their character appearance, I loved experiments, find something new, watch the light, study as film works in different situations and then how film works in development process.

Besides the equipment and technical components, which we can talk or have debate a lot of time, of course the most important part is work with peoples. It is very interesting, exciting and important experience that develop much useful skills in the future. I feel that even now I'm not ready will do shootings with older generation, especially when those people have rich inner world. I think not enough to be a experienced photographer, very important to be a profound person, interesting interlocutor, psychologist. Basically photography is such a big theme which not enough to study whole life and I often convinced in this. 

 

Once long time ago my father gave me his Zenith EM and probably, exactly from that moment I started love an analogue cameras.  Personally for me, film it is other impression, aesthetics, it's something real, eternal and even appearance and smell of the camera, which has its own history,

can adjust me on a special wave.

I started my own way with a 35mm film format and then quickly changed it to the medium format.  My first camera was Kiev 60, then I bought Pentacon Six, which have a lot of deficiencies, but I using it until now and I like it. In my shootings I often use Kodak 400 t-max and Tri-x 400 films, also T-max Developer and Fixer for it. Also I really like Ilford and such films as Hp5 and Fp4 with Ilfotec DD-X and Ilford rapid fixer. Despite on some critique in the internet, I like Fomapan 400 action, especially if to use formats more than 6x4,5. I'll not be deep on the film theme and bw portrait, I just want to share something close to my soul, moments and photos from the past. 

Camera & Film:  Nikon FM10, Nikon 85mm f1.8K, Kodak 400TX

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.4, Kodak T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six TL, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 100

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Ilford HP5

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six TL, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8, Kodak 100 TMX

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, HP5

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six TL, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Sonnar 180mm f2.8, Fomapan 400 Action

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Carl Zeiss Sonnar 180mm f2.8, 400TMY-2

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, Fomapan 400 Action

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Fomapan 400 action

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Ilford fp4

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8, Kodak 100 TMX

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Ilford HP5

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Ilford fp4

Camera & Film: Zenit EM, Industar-61 LZ-MC 50mm F2.8, Ilford XP2

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Volna 80mm f2.8, Fomapan 400 Action

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Ilford HP5

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 100

Camera & Film : Pentacon Six, MC Volna-3 80mm f2.8, Ilford XP2

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak T-max400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Ilford Fp4

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Kodak T-max 100

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Nikon F100, 50mm f1.4, T-max 100

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, CZ Sonnar 180mm f2.8, Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Ilford hp5

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 100

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, Kodak T-max 400

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, Ilford hp5

Camera & Film : Kiev 60 (remade to 4х5,5), MC Volna-3 80mm f2.8, Kodak 400 T-max

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 100

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 90mm f2.8, Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Contax 645, 80mm f2.0, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, MC Volna 80mm f2.8, Ilford HP5

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f2.8, T-max 400

Camera & Film: Pentacon Six, Volna 80mm f2.8, Kodak Tri-x 400

Camera & Film: Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, T-max 400