Zeiss 120mm Makro Planar
Kodak New Portra 400 @ 400 and 800, both developed at 400
The following images were taken for a watch magazine I work for. They feature the Michelin Star Portuguese chef, José Avillez while visiting the manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
I wanted to use color film with the Hasselblad but, at the same time, I was afraid of not having enough light as I don’t use a tripod and I don’t use artificial light.
I decided to use Kodak New Portra 400 and I read some discussions about using it at 800 or even higher ISO and different ways of developing it and I’m glad I did. It is an amazing C41 color film with very fine grain. I wanted some detail of course and even at 800 ISO the New Portra delivered good results. It becomes more saturated with beautiful colors under a good natural light and I like the results at 800 ISO over the ones at box speed.
Well, it was good trying out something new.
I don’t home develop color film and I always send them to Raúl in Oporto. He’s the owner of Câmaras & Companhia and he always deliver immaculate, beautifully developed C41 or E6 film. So, thank you Raúl.