吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Analog | Hong Kong & Shanghai 4.19

So, I’ve gone all-in on analog photography, having purchased several film cameras in the last few months – including medium format, 35mm and a point-and-shoot. I’ve started developing and scanning my own negatives to speed-up the cycle. I’m really enjoying the “craft” of photography again.

On this trip I experimented with a new film (about 2 years old) called Cinestill 800T. It’s a tungsten adjusted color negative film by Kodak that started life as a film for the movie industry, but another company is now stripping off a layer and re-selling it as a color negative film for still cameras. It has a unique look because a “red halo” occurs around bright lights, giving the image a very cinematic feel. It’s the perfect film for shooting Hong Kong at night.

The black and white photos below were shot on a Fuji medium format camera (GS645S) using HP5+. Most of the Cinestill 800T shots (night photos) were shot using a Fuji Klasse professional point-and-shoot camera and the medium format Fuji. The daylight color photos were shot on Portra 400.

The Fuji GS645S medium format camera shoots a vertical negative – which is why so many of the photos below are in portrait mode. Not my usual format.

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