Hmm, so there are definite times when you try something you know they are not for you. Dubblefilm Jelly is one of those times.
I purchased two rolls from Analogue Wonderland during their Pride celebrations and thought it would be fun to use the film during the summer and to lift my spirits with some crazy rainbow film effects.
The first film jammed in my Rollei 35 which meant the shots I took at the height of summer, full of enthusiasm, were lost.
I decided to load up the other film in my Olympus OM10 towards the end of summer and get creative.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect but wanted to see how the emulsion would affect the photographs.
It took longer than expected to use the film up and I also had it on me at the one time I wish I had normal film stock in my camera.
I would suggest that these emulsions are loud and bright due to the shooting conditions in which I used it. However, in full sun the emulsions seemed washed out and in decent light, they overpower the subject.
Yes, this is fun. Yes, it is great to experiment. It’s also great that Dubblefilm is doing so much to bring analogue photography and film stock to a new generation.
However it is not for me.
The photos are grainy, the emulsion takes away from the subject and (as in my example above), I feel you have to use it up in one go or run the risk of having it loaded in your camera when you required some decent film stock.
The photos are bright and cheery but a step too far for me.
What do you think? Have you tried these films? What were your experiences? Am I being too harsh? Let me know in the comments.