Retrochrome 400 is the name given to repackaged expired Ektachrome 2253, from a specific amount of bulk cold stored film in America. It is a 400 speed slide film, which offers me two stops more than the 100 speed Ektachrome I’m used to shooting, from their recently rereleased variation.
After buying a couple of rolls I waited for the weather to offer me enough light and little chance of rain, and today I decided to finally load it into my M6. I ended up shooting 20 frames, and I’m really happy with how they turned out.This was one of those days where I felt very in sync with all of the activity on the streets. I really wanted to concentrate on using the colour option effectively, as I hadn’t spend much time on colour photography recently at all.
I was presented with so many fantastic opportunities for colour photography throughout the day I was really excited to review the final images.I was especially happy with the work I produced during the fantastic wintery golden hour, at around 5 o’clock, and gave me plenty of warm tones and long shadows to work with.The Retrochrome film really gave my images a nostalgic feel, with washed out tones, and orange colour cast over the whites and greys of the scene. This cast actually helped with some of the images during golden hour, really emphasising that light.
I think from the roll this is the shot I’m most happy with, as it has such a great arrangement of colour, light, and body language from the subjects.