There are plenty of reasons to shoot film. If you are one who swears by the choice of film stocks, there is now one more reason for film. Adox Color Mission probably does not need an introduction here. Despite the shipping costs, I decide to order only a single role on the day of introduction. Not just because, you know, who knows what it’s like, but also because it’s an interesting experiment of its own to test a film with just 36 shots.
Can a playground provide a motif for a series of b&w pictures? There’s only one way to find out – so I stepped through the gate. It was one of those sunny early winter mornings where the light is intense but not extremely harsh yet. Shadows are pronounced but there is still hope to get back more than just the deepest blacks along with the brightest whites. Adox Silvermax at 100 seems like a good choice. Its contrast range is advertised as 14 stops, so let’s put it to test.