While we await the release of Fujifilm’s reproduction of the Neopan 100 Acros films, here is a selection of analogue related features from around the web including flattering videos about film photography and a new darkroom release.
Will Campbell, who has a skill for slick cinematic videos, has turned his attention to analogue photography with this short montage about the process of photographer Scott Folsom. The 02:52-long video shows Folsom’s process from shutter release to final print with Folsom detailing his love of the ‘hands on’ craft. “This is more about being present, crafting an image rather than just taking a lot of images” he explains in the video. View the ode to analogue on Vimeo here.
A recent train of darkroom products continues with a new creation: MAYA “the only darkroom timer you’ll ever need”. The ‘advanced darkroom timer’ has been designed with contemporary technology for traditional darkroom needs and comes with a host a features such as a test strip mode, safelight and room light controls and ‘automatic time-compensation for dry-down, toning, aperture and paper size changes’. The complex system has been created to be as simple and user-friendly as possible with a LCD screen and rotary dials. The crowd-funded project has already met its funding target and is in production phase. This announcement comes after a host of recent creations designed to make the processing and developing of film more convenient through monobaths, powder kits, automated agitation and a sous vide temperature control machine. Find out more about the Maya at the website here.