It’s not everyday you get to shoot 8 ISO film, and from the moment I first heard about this new emulsion by Lomography, I wanted to try it. It’s not easy to find, I have yet to locate a store that would carry it, but my wonderful wife ordered a 5 pack directly on the Lomography website and it was my xmas stocking filler. Yay!
Lomography Fantôme Kino
Often when we speak of black and white film – we really are referring to an infinite palate of shades of gray. And if you’re like me, on occasion you may be guilty of taking the occasional liberties with the contrast level in lightroom to your otherwise perfectly even toned Tri-X. But every so often when you have a real contagion for contrast a film comes along that satisfies this lust to see the world in the most binary tones of black and white.
A few weeks ago (before all this CoronaVirus crap, but whilst Worcester was partially under water – hasn’t it been a fun year), Hannah from Lomography UK got in touch to see if I would like to try a new film they have just announced today: Lomography ‘Fantôme Kino’, a black & white 8 ISO 35mm film!
Of course, I agreed! A couple of days later an envelope landed on my doorstep with a set of basic instructions/guidance and roll of film with a handwritten label on it that simply read “8 ISO”. I’ve not shot film this slow before, so was quite excited to give it a go!