Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals

 

Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals

 
some of you probably remember i finished this once – i developed Kodak Ektar 100 C-41 film in B&W chemistry. you can call this “experimentation process”, but i was sure that i’m confidently going to lose some frames with the moment of life, and i already forget what was exposed to the frames of this film and i always do feel that the loosing of taken moments is absolutely crime. To my surprise I got excellent results – every single frame turned out very crispy and contrasty. and more then this – i was happy to see that the moments and places taken to this Ektar in black and white looked more interesting due this chemical conversation.

so, i did it again – this time i developed Kodak Portra 400 in R09 One Shot (Rodinal ??). i got much more grain, of course – ISO400 opp ISO100. Taken with Fujifilm GA645 camera. why i decided to develop this roll this way? i have no patience to wait for the local lab slow color film dev process. :-)
Will I do it again ? ofcourse !!
on the part of this roll were portraits of my friends, snapped during my “behind the scenes” shootings.
may be i will post these portraits next time.

enjoy the 645 format frames
 
 
Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals
 
 
 
 
Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals
 
 
 
 
Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals
 
 
 
 
Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals
 
 
 
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4 thoughts on “Kodak Portra 400 c-41 film in black and white chemicals

  1. Victor, these images are fantastic! The results from your C-41 in b&w chemistry are much better than I would have expected and indeed appear near indentical to traditional b&w negative results. Now I feel more confident in trying this process. Thanks for sharing this inspiring work!!

    1. Huge thank you Sam ! Last weekend i developed some very old (expired 2007) roll of Kodak professional 400 c-41 film. I used semi stand as usual and got very nice results jist more grainy then usual bit its because that the roll (and i have additional one) was all the tile on the table and not in a fridge. I will post the results very soon !

      1. No problem Victor! I’ve seen C-41 in b&w chemistry results and most are usually very grainy with blown highlights. Yours looked fantastic and I am looking forward to the next set!

        1. I think that because i use stand dev-p process and because of not agressive agitation but very safe native diffusion the frames are not too grainy and blown and i more sure with the results even i use some unknown stuff like last time when the film wasnt in a fridge all 10 years 😉

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