An Unconventional Fancy

Holgamod 120S, Shanghai GP3, home-dev in Ultrafin Plus 1+9


Those who are familiar with our work here at CGSF know that we are big fans of this cheap black and white film, often garnering the No.#1 spot on the “Worst film I ever tried!!” list. Sure it is not the most reliable or resilient to different shooting conditions or developing temperatures, but the uncompromising properties of this film is why we (delusiana and myself) love it so much. 

The fact that we do not shoot photos for money or in hopes of selling our prints (at this point at least), helps us appreciate the imperfections in our experiments to this day. To some this may sound like an excuse for what may appear to just be “plain old bad photos”, but not to me because there is no particular expectation I have when it comes to what I hope to achieve with my shutter clicks. Do I want to find my photo-calling? Absolutely. I just am not going  about looking for it, I am going to let it come to me and reveal itself in all its glory. 


For other Shanghai GP3 shots on our blog, simply click here.