CORNWALL ON FILM

Whilst at University I learnt how to use a range of analogue cameras and how to develop my own film. By the time I got to my third year I had fallen in love and want to take my next project entirely on film. During the early stages I decided that I wanted to compare some different types of film and decide whether I preferred black and white or colour. I studied in Plymouth so I took a couple of road trips to Cornwall each time armed with either medium format or 35mm film. The Hasselblad 503cw quickly became my favourite camera and Kodak's Portra 400 my favourite film.

 

PADSTOW

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Camera: Hasselblad 503cw

Notes: The best colour film I have used so far. They do sell a 160 speed film but because I was relying on ambient light 400 was the safer option.

 

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Padstow

BOSCASTLE

Film: Ilford Super XP2 400

Type: Medium Format

Camera: Hasselblad 503cw

Notes: This is a colour based black and white film. Compared to the HP5 it has a lot more contrast.

 

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Boscastle

St Ives

Film: Kodak Colour Plus 200

Type: 35mm

Camera: Hasselblad 503cw

Notes: The film produces a subtle colour palette but is a lot more grainy than the Portra

 

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St Ives

Port Isaac

Film: Ilford HP5 Plus

Type: Medium Format

Camera: Hasselblad 503cw

Notes: Had an issue with light leaking, this could have been a fault with the camera or occurred during the film development.

 

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Port Isaac