The longest roll


This must be the longest roll i’ve ever shot – it stayed in the camera  (Leica Minilux) the entire winter, few months – slowly advancing in it. This film, the strange and wonderful Ferrania Solaris 200 FG+, no longer in production and no longer available on ebay – had expired in early 2010, but was kept frozen until my delivery (?) and after i got it. Warmth, earth, nostalgia – are the words that come to mind to describe this film.

Images are from Cape Town, Braamfontein / Constitutional Hill / Hillbrow, the obligatory Everard Reed gallery images, Troyeville – the proximity to and Cape Town itself, is alone one compelling reason to  remain around a bit longer .. 


Here’s the roll, scanned on a Canon 9000F. Summer – Winter 2014

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2 responses to “The longest roll

  1. Nice warm colours indeed – I especially like the long shot of the petrol station and the indoor picture with the drum set through the curtains. I’ve a roll of Solaris 800 (expired, never frozen) in my drawer. Waiting for winter to try it out!

  2. Thanks. Yes Solaris can be excellent, nostalgic .. i prefer the 200 ASA one – its the warm earthy one. You cannot get it anymore – sold out everywhere i found.

    The petrol station is the entry/exit of Cape Town International 😉

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