There is something truly magical about Black & White photography.
It’s timeless. It’s captivating. It speaks to your soul.
Like so many of you, I have always been fascinated with black and white photographs. My journey started with shooting on black and white film a long time ago, and I am still intrigued by it. These days, I experiment with digital exposures mimicking grand films like Fujifilm Acros and Kodak Tri-X 400.
I remember a conversation I had with my dad after purchasing a couple of rolls of black and white film. He looked at me and smiled:
”When you shoot in black and white, you need to teach yourself to see differently”.
I think it is only in these last couple of years that I have come to understand what he truly meant. So, with my dad’s message in my ear and my X-Pro 3 in hand, I have been shooting a fair bit with the Kodak Tri-X 400 film simulation recipe by Fuji X Weekly. I love how new technology has the power to rekindle my passion for an old form of photography.
The original film was first released for 35mm in 1954 and some of the most historic photographs published in mainstream media were created with this film.
It is the most iconic black and white film ever made and is still being produced today. It is still the go-to choice for many photo journalists and street photographers. That goes to show just how incredible this film continues to be.
After loading the recipe into my camera, the very first image I took, … I loved immediately.
There is something truly magical about this film, and the recipe is amazing at reproducing similar results. I love the mood conveyed by the strong contrast and the silvery tones that encapsulate the scene, and turn it into something timeless for your eyes to see and for your soul to explore.
Shooting with Kodak Tri-X400 is certainly a hugely satisfying experience and a new lease on life on my Black & White photography. I am grateful to Ritchie and Anders Lindborg for perfecting this recipe and making it possible to re-live the beauty of the analog version of this film.
Want to learn more about Kodak Tri-X 400? Click here to read more about the film simulation and watch Episode 1 of Season 2 of SOOC below where the recipe was introduced. For a visual feast, watch the Showcase of Viewers Images.
All images in this article are jpegs straight out of camera, shot using my Fujifilm X-Pro 3 and the Kodak Tri-X 400 recipe by Fuji X Weekly.