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Today, we’re featuring a series from film photographer Lance James Daniels filled with beautiful grainy black and white images. Here is more from Lance about his use of high ISO b&w film for the series Grainy Sundays…
Having developed a love for making portraits in golden hour, that magical window right before the sun kisses the horizon, the natural progression was to stretch those sessions out that little bit longer, and shoot beyond sundown. And the best way to shoot in seriously low light is with seriously high-speed film. Enter stage left: Kodak T-Max P3200!
Many photographers seem to have an aversion to 3200 speed film’s high contrast and punchier, more pronounced grain, but I found that when rated at 1600 it gives my photographs, shot in available light, a kind of ethereal quality that I frankly love to death.
This discovery birthed Grainy Sundays, an ongoing series which also serves as a creative challenge for myself: the photographs must be shot exclusively on high ISO black and white film, outdoors in low light, and on a Sunday (because what better way to end a weekend, right?).