I had an interesting encounter the other day, through Instagram, with a fellow film photographer. I had stumbled upon his feed, and was thoroughly impressed with his work. In good fashion I went through and liked a great deal of his photos (some might call this Instagram stalking), and then proceeded to follow him in order to be inspired by his work in the future.
As I was perusing his profile I noticed a few of his recent images had some really interesting dark tones and grain structure that I hadn’t seen in to many photos before. I’m always down for building new friendships and getting conversations rolling, so I sent him a private message complimenting him on his work and asking about these specific images. I simply asked what film stock and develop procedures he had used to get these types of results (a question I have asked and have been asked from other photographer numerous times). His response back was “A magician never reveals his secrets”. Seriously?!