So as my foray into shooting film continues, I decided to try and shoot some color film. I set out with my Olympus OM-1 and roll of Fujifilm NPH-400 film. I had read about this film in a magazine sometime ago and seemed like it had some interesting properties. It is a low contrast portrait film, but has a good properties for general photography as well. Of course it is no longer produced (it has been replaced by Fujifilm 400H which is quite different from what I have read) so I went on eBay and found a few rolls of old/expired NPH-400 and off I went. I set out around my neighborhood, Boston’s South End, on a few different occasions and came up with some interesting shots. Scanning the film was a bit of a chore, but actually kind of fun. It reminds me a lot of being in a darkroom. I plan on posting about scanning workflow as soon as I run a few more rolls thorough the process and fine tune it a bit. Stay tuned for that.
For now, here is the South End in Color (film)…
This is one of the chef’s at Coppa through a window with the reflection of autumn foliage in the window.
A skull left over from Halloween I assume.
Sahara the abandoned Syrian restaurant on Shawmut Street. I would love to get in here and see what it looks like.
Shopping for produce outside Siena Farm Stand on Waltham Street.
Small business Saturday decorations outside Gifted on Dartmouth Street.
Tammy and Bella outside the tanning salon on Tremont Street.
Some random graffiti on a red door.
Shawmut street at night.
Texting on Tremont Street.
British phone booth and some vintage rain coats outside a shop in SOWA.
So that is it. The South End in color. I am sure there will be more shots to come, but I think it will be rare to have an entire roll of film shot in the same neighborhood over the course of few different outings. If you are a South Ender and like any of these photos send me a message through the contact form and I will get you a copy.
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