December 14, 2010

I picked up the colour film I shot in Japan on Tuesday and I don’t think I have ever been so happy with a group of rolls before. I haven’t had the time and to be honest I am a little intimidated by the thought of developing so many rolls of film so being able to simply hand over money and receive the prints was well worth it. Although scans of a print will never come close to holding the real thing; I’ll be posting sets of film, starting with colour. Most of them are from Meihan but there are some keepers from Mitsuru power, Sapporo and Tokyo too.

The above photo is one of my favourites from Tokyo, a spontaneous thought stemming from a real life situation. I dragged Joel over to a pedestrian crossing and asked him to hold up the subway map I had been studying. I love the depth and the repetition of lines between the crossing lines and the subway lines.

I’m really happy how these photos turned out and I hope that the scans can do them even a little bit of justice, stick around and feel free to give me your thoughts.

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  1. theindustrialist said

    Looking forward to seeing more of the film shots :)

  2. i am looking forward to these Chris!
    ps; i was shooting with my elan7e the other day with no film and the mirror all of a sudden popped out and can’t be clicked back in? any help would be wicked man!

    • man that sucks! Have you taken it to canon to see if they can put it back together or just tried yourself? The plastic clip that holds the back of one of my Canon 30/elan7e’s broke last year and it was impossible to find parts for them. I ended up forking out for a donor chassis and swapping the clip over. The donor is completely functioning but the back needs to be taped shut, you can buy it off me for very little if you want Casey :) At least it gives you part options.

  3. Kevin said

    Most definitely looking forward to these. It’s so hard to catch the quality of film with scans, I learned that a few weeks ago.

  4. damn, yeah I have no idea why it fell out hey, didn’t even get to shoot 1 roll with it :(

  5. are you scanning these all yourself?

    can your local photo dude rip the negatives to a CD?

  6. Pedro said

    I really envy the trip you made ;) Going to Japan is one of my life’s goals, and from your pictures, I can say its a win/win situation. Waiting for the rest of pics!

  7. Kevin said

    Some models of home scanners have a negative holder (mine came with one), maybe you could find one on the cheap?

    • Christmas is coming up, I’m trying! :) University student in Japan has left me high and dry for a while haha. I’ve been hanging out for a decent negative scanner for a while now, the cheap ones are pretty crappy though and don’t really want to buy something twice.

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