Showa-cho Antique Market.

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It took a lot of determination for me to venture into black and white film – too much probably – because I’m such a lover of colors, especially on film. I had a hard time trying to decide on what to make my subjects but I could not be happier with the results I’ve gotten from the Lady Grey at the Showa-cho Antique Market (昭和町文物市集) on Yongkang Street (永康街). Some of these were taken indoors with little natural light but still the contrasts and tones turned out awesome, at least by my first-timer standards.

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Negative0-12-12(1)Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400, Canon FTb

18 comments on “Showa-cho Antique Market.

  1. Now what did I tell you? BW are nothing to be scared of :D
    You have very well used the “mood” of BW film in these shots, great work. I’m looking forward to seeing more BW shots from you ;)

    (I am way too tiered to try to do this in 中文).

    1. Thanks, Linus, I was completely surprised and blown away by how easy it was to use the Lomography B&W film. It’s basically their CN400 with the same levels of contrast so there is little room for failure!

    1. Thanks! Actually the market was only 1/3 opened when I popped by, the vendors don’t really open until late afternoon but I didn’t want to miss the light. Should probably find some time and head over again. :)

  2. These have some great contrast! You said it’s basically their CN 400, so yeah … I think these look lovely. I think black and white is always very emotive, and I’m glad you experimented!

    1. Thank you! I have always seen other peoples’ pictures in B&W that are really great but just was never sure I could make the same kind of pictures that aren’t just dull. I think it helped that the film was so easy to use! :)

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