Alternative Processes

The National Multi Cultural Festival rolled around in Canberra and my mate Scotty and I decided we would document it with our P645 and P645N Medium Format cams and shoot some HP5 black and white film mostly at ISO400 and even pushing it as far as ISO3200 at night. It was good to get back to film for a while, my P645N usually just sits in the cupboard gathering dust but when it finally gets taken out it is a real pleasure to shoot with and makes photography feel less like a job and more like an enjoyable hobby, not that I don't have fun with digital it's just the pressure seems to be off when shooting film. There is the stigma that film can't produce the same or similar quality results as a digi. I still believe it is a case of the photographer and not the camera, but shooting film feels less about the job and more about the art of making photographs. Anyways for the images below, because of a lack of spare time I only had time to develop them and shoot the negs through a loupe with a crappy mobile phone cam. Now most people would think that would turn the photos to shit... well probably yes, but I like them, and to me thats all that matters haha. I love the rawness of the images with all the impurities that the image has gone through to get to the final output. I hope you like them too :)

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