Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Year of film Sundays 2014 :)

On Sunday January 12th, 2014, I took the first picture of my first 52-week series: A Year of Film Sundays.

(Voigtländer Bessa 6x9, Ilford FP4 Plus 125, ISO 125/22°)

The idea was simple: take a film picture each and every Sunday for a whole year and (try to) post them each and every Sunday for a whole year. Of course, a couple weeks delay needed to be taken into account for development and scanning.

On Sunday January 4th, 2015, I took the last picture of my series.

ginesta (52/52)
(Super Ikonta BX, Kodak Ektachrome E100VS, ISO 100/21°)

It was a very interesting experience. Some weeks I discovered myself thinking about which camera and film I would use already on Thursday, other weeks I needed to improvise a bit more. I took the opportunity of the Sunday pictures to do a little experimenting. Some of them came out fine, especially with sheet film and home development.

caseta nova (32/52)
(Kodak Recomar 33, Fujichrome Velvia 50, ISO 50/18°)

synchronicity (47/52)
(Zeiss Ikon Contax IIa, Fuji Neopan 1600, EI 3200/36°)

In other fronts it was a complete fiasco, like with Minox subminiature film: 2 out of 2 attempts came out blank! :(

epic fail :( (22/52)

I used 21 cameras, most used on medium format film was my Voigtländer Bessa 6x9 (6 Sundays) and on 35mm film both my Kiev 4 and my Contax IIa (4 Sundays each).

It is difficult to pick up a favorite from the 52 Sundays. But, if I had to, I would say 07/52 (Sunday, February 23rd, 2014) is it.

high angle breakfast (07/52)
(Kiev 4, Porst Color-X 200, ISO 200/24°)

To me, it conveys the feeling of an early breakfast on a winter Sunday before taking out our whole winter equipment and go for a hike in the woods.

Thanks for coming along with me all this year. I hope you enjoyed it at least as much as I did :)

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