Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One month till 127 Day!

December 127 Day is only a month away! It takes place on Friday, December 7.

127 Film Photography will feature 127-format photographs made on December 7, 2018, in a special exhibition. You're invited to participate!

No fees, no competition, just a friendly virtual community joining together to make 127-format photos on  December 7, 2018.

To show your work,
  1. Take 127-format photographs on December 7, 2018.
  2. Send one of your 127-format photographs from December 7 to 127 Film Photography. Please email one jpg file, 500 pixels wide, to 127filmformat ~at~, by January 7, 2019. (Hopefully a month will be enough time for everyone to get their film developed and scanned).
  3. In the subject line of your email, type "December 2018 127 Day."
  4. In the body of the email, please include the copyright symbol, your name, the title of the photograph, location, camera and film types, and your website address (or other link to your work). In that order. Please follow this example (you don't have to use initials if you prefer to be known by your full name!):

    ©J. M. Golding, untitled, northern California, USA, Yashica 44LM, HP5+,

All types of 127 film format are welcome, whether the film began its existence as 127, or you used 35 mm film in a 127 camera, or you respooled 46mm film, or you cut down 120 film to 127 size ... or maybe you have a technique that I don't know about yet - if so, please tell me so I can share it with others who love this format (with full credit to you, of course - or perhaps you'd like to write a short article for 127 Film Photography about it!). Photos made on 127 film in a different size camera are welcome too.

127 Film Photography will publish all photos received (as long as they are in 127 format and do not contain images of nudity, violence, or exploitation).

I look forward to seeing your 127 Day photos!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hooge Crater, Ypres by David Miles

©David Miles, Hooge Crater, Ypres; Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera, c. 1915, Pan 400 127 Film, based on Ilford HP5. Developed using Ilfotec DD-X

Shots were taken in August 2018, WW1's centenary year. Although there are some light leaks, I was able to develop some shots. 

Within the grounds of the Kasteelhof 't Hooghe hotel in Ypres there is a small part of what once was part of the Hooge battleground. The area was regarded as a hazardous area for the infantry, where snipers abounded and trench raids were frequent. Both sides saw Hooge as a particularly important area and a key target for heavy artillery bombardment.

These trenches are left almost as they were. Shells lie piled up, barbed wire still in place. Large craters have been further dug out and left as a large pool. The Hooge crater was a massive explosion that took place in the area. There is a museum next to the hotel and a large cemetery called the Hooge Crater Cemetery. 4000 British soldiers lost their lives here on just one day.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

127 Day Online Exhibition - 12th of July, 2018

Welcome to 127 Film Photography's 127 Day online exhibition! The images below were created in 127 format on the 12th of July, 2018.

© James Tappin, The Atom Tree, Rutherford Appleton Lab, Harwell Campus, Oxon, UK; Yashica 44,  Kodak Gold 200 (expired 1996, exposed at EI 50; there was a slip in the box saying that this was the last batch of Gold 200 that would be made in 127 format.)

© S. Busquets, Old Factory, new flats; Sabadell (Catalonia); Kodak No.0 Brownie, Ilford FP4 Plus cut down from 120 to 127

© Mika Morizaki, Suwa Taisha, Kanagawa, Japan; Rolleiflex 4x4 (pre-war 411, Rerapan100

©Nicholas Middleton, Hotel Landing; Liverpool, UK; Kodak Brownie 127, Ilford FP4 Plus

© Eben Ostby, Cement plant NÂș 2; Oakland, CA, USA; Whitehouse Beacon II with flipped lens, expired Gevaert XL Pan (undated, probably early 60’s)

 © John Marriage, End of the Dream; Lyme Regis, Dorset, England; Topcon Primo-Jr (Metered version), Kodak Aerographic 2645

© S. Kaufman. Abandoned garden, Mattituck, NY USA; Komaflex, Konica 160 (expired 2007)

 ©Terry Byrne, Morning; New York, NY, United States; Rollei Baby, Ilford HP5+

©Mike Maguire, Claire; Washington, DC, USA; Detrola KW 127 camera, Kodak Tri-X 127 film (expired September, 1961)

©Luke Taylor, Kids on the porch; Ferrania RONDINE, Fuji Pro400H

©J. M. Golding, At the borderland of yesterday, Yashica 44LM, Ultrafine Extreme 100 (cut down from 120