Thursday, March 26, 2020

Staying Indoors

"Staying Indoors", a series of 8 images shot during the covid-19 pandemic with Mamiya C220 on a Kodak TMax film and developed with Diafine. It is a versatile developer as expected! The scenes were are metered crudely at ISO ~800 and developed for 3 + 3 mins in both Diafine-A and Diafine-B. No specific stop-bath was used (as recommended). I simply washed it with water to stop and used an odourless fix for ~4 mins. After drying, I scanned it with Epson V600. The scans show some backlit paper bleed probably due to bad Kodak's stock but this was the last roll from that batch and I like it ๐Ÿ˜€

"Wash, Wash and Wash"

"Pondering about the World"

"Click, Drag, Zoom"

"Virtual World is awesome"

"Music is Life"


"Watch mommy at work"

"Waiting for the pandemic to end too"

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Pike Place Market (Revisit in 2019)

This Nov of 2019, I visited Pike Place Market, again after 5 years. It was a nice revisit especially spotting people who are still around. Here is a set of photographs shot with my Fuji X100f.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Portraits at Pushkar, Rajasthan

A set of portraits taken on the streets of the holy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan (India) with my trusty little Fuji X100f.

 Portrait of a vegetable hawker in a Rajasthani attire.

Ektara player on road.

Jogan (hindu monk) at Pushkar.

 A man enjoying morning dose of fresh bhajjis.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019 (A Set on HP5+ Film)

London: The Great Exhibition Road Festival happened during 29th & 30th. It was a collaboration of institutions on and around Exhibition Road showcasing the science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances.

Following the footsteps of the Great Exhibition of 1851, I thought of capturing this event on a black and white film, the good old way. Using my trusty Nikon f80 with a 50mil lens loaded Ilford Hp5+ film, following shots were captured. I developed this film with Mr Bellini's Hydrofen (film recipe at bottom) and scanned it with Epson V700. Here is a set of 18 pics:

New age Jazz

“Hooman-Robo Interaction”

Applause to the Volunteers.

Giant Robo.

Deep into Discussion.


He had an interesting Science Demo.

The Seekers.

The Path-Finders.


Balcony Kid.

Keen on discussion. 

Old Fire Brigade and Young Fighters.

Imperial Gifts.

Bright Kids. They were aware of many facts.

She was captivated in the skeleton.

It was really hot that day.

An artist performing near S. Ken Tube.

Developer: Hydrofen, 1+39, 7 min / 20ยบ C
Film: HP5+, exposed at 200.
Notes: Initial 30 sec of agitation followed by 10 sec of inversions / min.

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