I Shot a Roll of Kodak Ektar 100 Pushed +2 Stops by Florian Merlet

Aug 6, 2020
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I Shot a Roll of Kodak Ektar 100
Pushed @400 ISO

My office location is the opportunity to explore a 70’s business district from Hamburg: City Nord. Inhospitable but essential for white collars like me who are in need of food for lunch break, there is a spooky atmosphere, especially in winter where the light is rare.

When Vincent from On Film Only asked for some volunteers to shoot a Kodak Film for a specific project, I knew that City Nord could be an interesting subject.

I picked up the Kodak Ektar 100 loaded in my trusty Olympus XA. Ektar and I are not really friends, but I thought this would be interesting to try it again. Because of the low available light of a winter afternoon in North Germany, I pushed it by 2 stops (exposed at 400 iso) and crossed finger 😉

The combination of the grey subject and the colourful rendering of a pushed Ektar is quite uncommon (especially the color shift in the streetlights) but it renders well the surreal atmosphere.

Thank you Vincent for giving me the opportunity to test this film again, Kodak for making great color films and Nation Photo for the development and scan!

Love, Florian 


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