One Friday night I grabbed my iPhone and headphones, my Leica a few rolls of Fuji Neopan 1600 film and hit the streets of Hollywood Blvd to capture some of the nightlife. The lights from the cars and store windows, the street performers at Hollywood and Highland, short skirts, high heels, guys with too much cologne, the history of the streets and the starts on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I love this town.
More than anything I love how the film looks. Especially at night, it gives it a dark Hollywood film noir. It’s an entirely different feel and process than shooting w a digital camera, inserting the card in the computer opening Lightroom…
Instead, you have 36, frames, 32oz of HC110 and 4.75 mins of alone time developing film in the bathroom. it’s only after you’ve poured your stop bath, fixer, and washed your film for 10mins, till you know what you got and then once you’ve scanned it you see its like… magic
Well since I only had 1600 speed film pushed it to 3200 ISO. While my pictures came out a little dark, a little out of focus, I think that’s what made me like them so much and gives them that extra Hollywood film noir look.
Leica M6 TTL
Fuji Neopan 1600
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Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.
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