SHOW US YOUR FILM: LOCKDOWN STASHES PT. II
The last lockdown post seems to have stirred something up in people, as I have had a massive influx of submissions. So many that I have been awed by what people have put together. So I have decided to keep the Lockdown Stashes series going. Come and enjoy part II.
Dear Bellamy and fellow photographers,
I have been shooting Digital my whole life as a hobby, about 3 years I have had an interest in film photography. My first film Camera was and still is a Nikon F3. I instantly fell in love with it!
A problem that i have faced was developing the film rolls as we do not have places that do that anymore here in Bahrain. I was hesitant at first but then i took the first step and have “successfully “ developed my first roll!!
If anyone has any doubts about trying to develop film themselves, DONT!! For me developing film has become like a meditation which I really enjoy!
Then I started collecting film.. the rarest film stock that i have is polaroid instant 135. It should take a minute but takes me 8-12 lol thank you very much Bellamy for helping to keep film alive! Also I would like to thank anyone that you have inspired to take up film photography. Here’s a pic of my mini fridge. Thank you very much once again!
Here is my film stash photo! And some photos taken with some of the film.
TriX @ 320iso in Rodinal 1+100
Fuji Pro 160ns @ 100iso
From since I was a small boy that I remember to play with cameras.
I shot a bit of everything (film and cameras) and do all the development etc at home… but I don’t store my film properly “shame”
Primarily I love all the mechanics of the thing… play with cameras, go outside to burn some film and see the results in the end.
Cheers from Portugal
This is my film stash freezer with some space for my coffee. The majority at this point is expired with my oldest being a 100ft can 35mm nitrate film from 1932 with a partial case of 120 Kodak Safety film from 1948.
Lots of cans of 35mm B&W bulk rolls from Kodak, Fuji, Tasma, and Svema. The large can in the center is a 3,000ft roll of Fuji Etena that is giving interesting results. The grey boxes are designed for baseball cards but work perfectly for 35mm and 120 roll film. I have every thing from 16mm to 4×5 and even, gasp, Advantix hiding in there. There are some new purchases that have not been added yet. At last count there was 6k rolls and 18k feet of bulk film. Several friends benefit from free film thanks to this stockpile.
Also, please make sure you submit your film through the link below, otherwise I might miss it (This is vital as I get an awful lot of mail).
I would love to see your collections, so if you want to send them in feel free. Perhaps you can include a couple of shots taken with your favourite films, that would be fun. Click here to send your stash. Please make sure you send the submissions to this link, otherwise they will not be featured.