TalkEmount Top Veteran
- Nov 23, 2012
- Oregon, USA
- Real Name
Jazz Quartet by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr
This is the stuff I started out with, developing in the kitchen sink and printing on the closet floor in my first apartment. It's been a long while since I've shot with it, and what a thrill it is to finally come back home!
Singer & Bassist by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr
I recently did a couple rolls of T-max (because that's all the local store had) but I never cared quite so much for that. To my eyes, the Tri-X may be crude and grainy but it also has a TON of character.
Nowadays with my digital captures, I do a lot of tweaking in Lightroom and Photoshop. Back in the day with this Tri-X, my approach was a lot less involved - the emulsion does all the work. The best way I can describe it is it simultaneously spanks and caresses. Like recording to magnetic tape or playing bass through a vintage tube amp - you get a certain something that digital just can't ever quite nail.
No, I won't be selling my NEX just yet. For cataloging & selling my art, there's no way I'd ever go back to film! But for this kind of stylized candid stuff, I think I might just forget about full-frame digital and build up a "hybrid" system (a good medium format camera and a good scanner). I like my Tri-X that much.
That is all... carry on!
Tenor Saxophone by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr