I visited Paris a couple of months ago for Paris Photo 2012 and took a few cameras with me, these were taken on my Yashica T3 using Fomapan 35mm 200 ISO black and white film. This was my first experience using Fomapan and I’m more than impressed. The film is super cheap and has a good black tone without being too punchy and has just the right amount of contrast. I’ve been warned that it can be a little blue/green toned and if processing the film yourself this is highlighted, but it wouldn’t put me off purchasing again.
You can buy Fomapan film here.
In regards to the camera my Yashica T3 is a highly recommended point and shoot camera for the simple reason that it’s small, good quality and easy to use. I need glasses and so when I don’t have them with me focusing can be a nightmare and the Yashica uses autofocus so problem averted. It is also the weapon of choice for fashion photographer Terry Richardson however I think he uses a different model, maybe the Yashica T4. None the less his work is pretty good and if it’s good enough for a photographer that shoots for i-D magazine and Lady Gaga then ultimately its good enough for me.
Music blogged to- Keaton Henson ‘Birthdays'(2013) listen to the album on Spotify.