13 April 2014

adox color implosion I.

a couple of weeks ago while in London for work Jacopo got me a wonderful gift: an ADOX Color Implosion film which he bought at The Photographers' Gallery Bookshop. the film was advertised as a surreal color negative film which originally used to be a defective AGFA aerial 800 iso without a red filter in the emulsion: if shot as a 100 iso the ADOX would apparently produce imploding colors, bursting reds and toxic grain. needless to say I was very excited to try it out!
ADOX Color Implosion - part I:
Nikon FM - ADOX Color Implosion
this is a first selection of photographs I have taken with the ADOX last Saturday and I am very happy with these results: the colours and tones are really surreal and dreamy in my opinion! the grain is indeed quite toxic but somehow very appealing in these images. what do you think?
I will share more photographs from the ADOX Color Implosion film soon!

25 comments:

  1. wow,it looks amazing, dear! it's so cool to be trying out new film and such results are just the icing on the cake! :)

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    1. Thank you, Kasia! I completely agree!

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  2. Yes, these are great, Polly!!

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    1. A painting by Kaj Stenvall comes actually into my mind when looking at the first picture!

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    2. That is a lovely thing to say, Sirpa! Thank you so much!

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  3. very graphic, love them !

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  4. oooooh wonderful colors! i guess i should try some other films too, i've been stuck to the cheapest one for too long.. hah!

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    1. Thank you, Etta! I know what you mean; for a while I have been using some Kodak ones that my dad gave me for Christmas, but now I feel like I want to use different, more special films - like this ADOX one.

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  5. The name is amazingly apt for the results! I love super high contrast for its dramatic effects and I think your photographs show off that really well, Polly!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! I feel like I must get my hands on some more ADOX films right now!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I love the grain. Those tones definitely lend to a whole different world!

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    1. Don't they? Thank you, Shy!

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  8. you must be happy with these! the colors are catchy and cinematographic somehow. look at that red!
    i'd love to try this film. can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! I am very happy indeed... I want many more of these ADOX films!

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  9. Great colors and love the combination of the 3 pictures.

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    1. Thank you, dear Birdie! I'm glad you do!

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  10. i love it,would love to try this film <3
    love pictures you took with it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara! I'm going to see wether I can find it online somewhere; I'd really love to buy more too!

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  11. These are amazing Polly, I've never heard of this rolls and they are something else!

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    1. Are they not? I was so pleased by these results! Thank you, Nit!

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  12. Wow.... the effects are amazing. I never heard of this film.
    can't wait to see more photos. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I will post more later today!

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