Friday, October 31, 2014

Alexander Diaz's First Roll of Film Ever

Alexander Diaz, a 30-year-old American photographer, is also a MD/PhD student based-in Memphis, Tennessee whose work right now focuses on pediatric brain tumor research. He first got into photography in January of this year and since then has shot on film only, especially black and white, with his Nikon FM camera.

Today Alexander would like to share with us several photos of his first roll. “My first roll, Kodak Tri-X 400, was shot on my Nikon FM in my apartment. Because I hadn't purchased batteries yet, all the shots were taken without metering.”

See more of his work at his photostream on Flickr.

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  1. Many thanks for this list! Quick question: I see that Anchell also co-authored a 1999 book called "The Film Developing Cookbook: v.2 (Darkroom Cookbook)". Is it a different book focusing more on development than the whole process up to printing? Or is it actually the second edition of the Darkroom Cookbook? If there is a difference between the two books, which one would you recommend for someone shooting color & BW film and scanning it, and who wants to learn to develop the film him/herself?

    Many thanks for your help with this.