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Competition results with Charlie from Kodak Alaris

First of all, can I thank you all for submitting such amazing work, you all deserve something so you have my gratitude and humble thanks.  We also need to thank Charlie and the team at Kodak Alaris for sponsoring this competition, without them we are nothing.

It really does give us great pleasure to look through so many high-quality images, and coming up with a final winner and 2nd place is not easy.  So if you remember the theme was “creativity”.  The only rules were to submit a maximum of 2 images and had to be shot on Kodak film.

WINNERS

So we will go from the top and work down, here we go:

1st place@Aiony with his wonderful reflection of a lady’s eye in a mirror – 20 rolls coming your way!!!  Check out their work here.

2nd place – “Jennifer” by @lightcomesthrough with a unique abstract/model image of a lady in a sofa – 10 rolls coming your way!!!  Check out their work here.

CLOSE RUNNERS UP

Due to the number of entries & the kindness of Kodak they also nominated the following as “honourable mentions” and will receive a small present also!

@benfelten – “Flower power” with a double exposure shot.  Check out their work here.

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*Flower Power* For a while now I have been pondering about our relationship to nature, not just in the context of climate change but more generally in a sense of how with fit within our environment. I order to explore that graphically I had the idea of approaching analog double exposure not in the way it's usually done (taking one shot and then another one superimposed, or taking two series of random shots). I first shoot a full roll of flora textures (leaves, flowers, branches…) and then a series of portraits. While there's still a lot of randomness in the process what I get in the end is a series of portraits where nature's textures blend in with human skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, I approached this with black and white, but recently I've started to explore colour shots as well, choosing the textures accordingly. I picked Kodak's Portra 160 to experiment with because it's both great for portraits and skin tones and quite forgiving with exposure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This shot, which I entitled Flower Power is my best colour result so far. The floral texture appears very little on the face because the highlights blot out the second exposure, but they pop out vividly in the shadows and the dark hair of my model Ollie, crowning him with red flowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#filmphotomag #shootfilmmag #filmfeed #lonelyanalog #filmismorefun #thefilmcommunity #filmwave #subjectivelyobjective #back2thebase #deathb4digital #FilmShootersCollective #analogfeatures #experimentalphotography #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #shootfilm #analoguevibes #analoguephotography #onfilm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #multipleexposure #doubleexposure #doubleexposures #doubleexpomagazine #doubleexposurefilm #phloggerkodak ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #xpan #hasselblad #hasselbladxpan #kodak #kodakportra160

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@smrphotoart – “Mary’s Shell” a long exposure shot with Tri-x.  Check out their work here.

@roaring.images – Long exposure shot of a model with movement.  Check out their work here.

Statistics

So as you heard on the podcast, I kept details of every submission and the film they used.  I took this as thought it would be interesting to see what choices people make and Charlie from Kodak Alaris was spot on – clear winner is Portra 400.

If you want to see more of the entries yourself, just use the hashtag #phloggerkodak

There were entries from all over the world and the prizes are going off to Kazakhstan, USA, Hong Kong, Germany and the UK!

FINAL THOUGHTS

After looking through the 100 entries (yes amazing) we selected those above as most of the work was done in the camera and using the ability of the film.  Though we have to say there were some very creative ideas too, a few with unique ideas like Calvin and his moving model and of course Valentin with his chicken pictures.  We also discuss people like Ned & David Collyer from earlier podcasts and David’s rush to get his entry in at the last minute.

The podcast is definitely recommended to hear the full reasoning behind the shots and here feedback by us both. If you liked the show, don’t forget to share it and leave an iTunes review too!

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