Fabulous Film Fridays, November 4 – Back to Back
I photographed the same subject using my Tachihara 4×5 film camera and my digital Nikon D300s. The images were made within minutes of each other, although the film image shows the coiled hose being light painted and the digital image is a ‘straight shot’. In this instance, I like both results: the inky shadows returned by the Velvia slide film are slightly sinister while the more even-toned digital image shows fascinating texture. The funny thing is, neither image seems to be like how I remember the object. The film image is more ‘true’ in that the room was very dim with only a faint glow from a window above the hose. Yet, of course the purple colour is an artifact of Velvia film so the beige hue of the wall is probably more accurate. In either case, an interesting view of how the medium affects the message!
The film image is above and the digital version below.