This summer, I was given a couple of rolls of FPP Retrochrome by a Twitter friend. I couldn’t wait to try it out!
What is Retrochrome? From the Film Photography Project website:
RetroChrome is government surplus Eastman Ektachrome. Made for industrial and governmental applications…
It is meant to be shot as positive film (slide film,) but of course I had my Retrochrome cross-processed! As you can see, the results were largely yellow and green. I like it though! A lot. Besides, most of this roll was shot on a night I would call “one enchanted evening,” when I had a girls’ night out in Midtown Memphis, so I loved the feel the Retrochrome gave those photos.
My mother made an appointment for her THIRD tattoo…
Photos from a girls’ night out
One of my niece’s photo shoots
One of my recurring photo test subjects…
One of the photos I took to docuaiment my friend Kayla’s wedding invitations. I have more shots of the invites taken on film that WASN’T yellow!
Kiev 4AM • Helios 53mm f/1.8 • FPP Retrochrome 320, cross-processed
I recently made some DIY redscale film with Fuji Superia 400 that expired in 2007 (thrift shop film!) The majority of that roll was shot at the Memphis Zoo this summer, and I honestly am in love with the results. I like to shoot my redscale film at a much lower film speed than is indicated on the film box so I get more muted tones than deep reds and oranges. I guess the age of this roll of film meant it was harder to get enough exposure to keep the shots from going red and orange, but I feel it really worked in this scenario.
My new favorite redscale photo
Kiev 4AM • Helios-103 53mm f/1.8
Same old “Forgotten Frames” story: I had this roll of film in my Pentax Espio Mini for months, then waited so long to get it developed that I didn’t remember much of what was on it. Such as these photos of the band Forrister (and a few of Wicker) that I took in February. I had no clue that’s what was on part of the roll. I’m sure I’ll be posting more random photos from this same roll soon, but here’s the Forrister photos from it!
Pentax Espio Mini • Agfa Vista Plus 400
This was a sunny spring break afternoon spent walking around Graceland Plaza. We didn’t go to the mansion itself, but this served as a way of introducing my niece to Graceland. She loved it. She held my hand, asked me questions about Elvis, picked out TCB items she wanted from the gift shop, and talked of planning a trip to the mansion with her Papa (my dad.) These photos are memories from one of our perfect days together. ♥
Pentax ZX-7 • Kodak Elitechrome 200 (expired), Cross-processed