Hey gang! Scott's back with another film related post...this one pertaining to 110 film! I have never used this format before, but wouldn't mind giving it a whirl one day. Anyone else out there ever try it? Do tell!
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A love affair with tiny!
Tiny - extremely small; minute. That’s what 110 format film is. Tiny. It’s about a little less than a quarter of a 35mm negative. But, that challenge is what I find so fascinating about this discontinued film format. How can I get BIG images of a something so tiny? I carry my Rollei A110 around with me. It’s my favorite of the 110 cameras in the fatcatimages collection. It is the Cadillac of 110 cameras and a piece of German engineering excellence! That camera is tiny as well. And so very solid, you hold it a marvel at its sturdiness and build. So small in fact, I took it to a customer meeting without question. See, I always want a camera on me. Taking the DSLR to a customer meeting is a no-no. But a pocket 110 camera? Hey, it hides in my pocket! So customer meeting in France – of course I would want a camera with me…
The Rollei A110, stealth masterpiece
So, when it’s the only camera you have. Or you simply like have sub-miniature photography fun, this is the camera I take with me. It’s been to Paris and Budapest. It’s been taken into places where photography is not permitted. It’s so small. It’s so tiny! And that is part of its charm. And these BIG images were from this little gem. I love trying to get BIG images out of something so small, so… well… TINY!
Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, April 2011 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110
Wedding in Budapest, August 2011 – shot on 110 with Rollei A110
Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, January 2012 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110
Ship on Siene River in Poissy, France; April, 2011 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110
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Thanks again Scott! I love the film grain in these images. I remember the first time I was handed a 110 cartridge when I worked at a photolab in college. I had no idea what the hell it was. Now I wouldn't mind a little Rollei of my own.