Workshop - Olympus Pen F : Writing postcards

On how to get half creative again My appeal for photography has been consistently low the past few months. Last Christmas, like every year, I took part of the migration that leaves Paris empty in winter. On the road to Southern France, it came to mind that I forgot to take a film camera for […]

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Trocadéro - Nikon F4

Photo set - Trocadéro

Went to Trocadero the other weekend. This popular place fills with tourists every day. The view on the Eiffel tower is unbeatable. The tower is everywhere: statues, tee shirts, souvenirs,… Grabbed my camera and tried to capture the atmosphere.   Photos taken in October 2023. Camera: Nikon F4 and Jupiter 50. Film: Kentmere 100. Processed […]

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Minox 35

Workshop - Minox 35

Minox 35: Size does not matter When I was in high school, my father brought me a funny camera from his travels to Ukraine. It was a Kiev 35A, an almost perfect copy of the Minox 35 GT. It was manufactured by Arsenal in Kiev, along amazing lenses and copies; but this is a whole […]

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Workshop - Underexposing XP2 on an Ilford disposable camera

An amazing community Quarantine hit in March 2020. Not long after, I started to contribute to an analog photography zine launched by a few dedicated Twitter users: The Quarantine Zine. Every month, the team picked a theme. Anybody could submit a photo and a caption. Those contributing received a printed version by mail. Holding this […]

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Photo set - Quarantine Postcards

Dear parents… It is Easter time. We had planned to go to the mountains to celebrate my mother’s birthday. The whole family would have reunited once again from France and Belgium at the Franco-Spanish border, like a seasonal migration. We would have gone on a hike, along a winding path, protected from the sun by […]

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Recipe - A cup of PC-TEA

Four years ago, I drafted a post about PC-TEA, a pretty confidential developer created by Pat Gainier that I tried to reproduce from his website. Since then, I used it several times, mainly for contact sheets, and forgot about it.  Lately, I have been once again researching a cheap, reliable, and more eco-friendly developer than […]

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Nikon F4

Workshop - Nikon F4: The 1988 workhorse

Nikon F4: heavy duty In 2019, my grand father passed away. Back at my parents’ house, my father set all the cameras my grandfather owned on a table. From Leicas to Rolleiflex, the selection was quite remarkable. At the end of the table throned a bulky monster: the Nikon F4. I immediately developed an aversion […]

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Blog Killmayer 5 years

Workshop - Blog: 5 years of experimentation

5 years already! 5 years ago, I started a blog. My first post what about the Minox 35. What better homage is there than using a photograph taken by this very camera last year to celebrate this birthday? Since 2015, I have been experimenting new chemicals, repairing old cameras and testing new films and paper. […]

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Thailand Voigtlander Bessa

Photo set - A weekend in Bangkok

48h in Bangkok, Thaïland… It was back in India, on a Monday in February. We were just back from Malaysia, and not even two hours after arriving at work, already depressed by a long week ahead, we impulsively booked plane tickets to Thailand for the next weekend. A direct flight landing in Bangkok on Saturday […]

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Prints from India

Photo set - Printing India in the bathroom

Back to reality After the other weekend, and the gratifying experience I described in the previous post of printing in a professional darkroom, I was quite done with spending hours on my knees in my bathroom. However, considering the terrible weather, I decided to still give it a try, at least for a few prints. The first […]

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