I Shot a Roll of Kodak TX400 Film on the Xpan

Sep 20, 2017
3 min read

Following my previous post where I took you with me to shoot a roll of expired Kodak Gold 200 in Nice, this time we’ll continue our exploration of the city with a roll of Kodak TX 400.

I’ll be taking you through the small streets of the old town, that we call the Vieux Nice.

This legendary Black and White film is known to have a fairly fine grain and a high sharpness. If you want to find more information about it, I’d suggest to have a look at this article I wrote some time ago.

We’ll begin our journey with a first set of images showing some of the authentic figures that you can come across in this place.

There’s a special vibe in the old town and I like to hide there during the summer to get a breath of fresh air when the sun is burning everything else outside.

Unfortunately the light was getting dark in these narrows street so I had to get out to finish this roll as I was reaching the limit of my Xpan.

From there I walked through the newly build garden in the city center called Promenade du Paillon. It has literally changed the face of the city and has become one of the popular spots for people to gather and walk around. It’s a great place to practice a bit of street photography.

There’s also a series of fountains laid out on a water mirror but they were dry on that particular day, probably because of the draught that hit the region this summer. It will be a good excuse to go back there and shoot more film!

From the garden, we reached the Place Masséna which is the most famous and beautiful place in the city. It has also been rearranged over the past years with the addition of the first line of tramway. Another great spot to find some interesting characters and urban scenes.

This last picture has nothing special to show except that it was taken in front one of my favourite restaurants of all times. It’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest pizzeria in town. They have a few restaurants over the city under different names but they all sell the same thing: THE BEST PIZZA EVER! They are so bug that they serve half pizza instead of a full round on. If you’re in town, make sure to add this place onto your program. More info on their website.

I hope you guys enjoy this new series of articles and episodes, and please, let me know in the comment below what you think, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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