Oxford: instant film promo shoot

Written by Nasir Hamid on November 18th, 2019

I was recently asked to make a promo shot for a new band called Transmission From Nowhere to coincide with the release of their new CD. One of the band members is a fellow film photographer and suggested doing the shoot on the now illusive Fuji FP-3000B instant b&w film which I was more than happy to do. I’ve got a range of cameras that can use this film but I decided on my Mamiya RB67 because I have a sliding back for it that allows two different exposures next to each other on the same print which results in a diptych.

We used the whole pack of film for the shoot – a whopping 10 shots – and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it was. All double exposures were done in camera. No batteries and no squinting at LED screens required.

[Tech info:] Mamiya RB67, 127mm lens, Fuji FP-3000B instant b&w film (expired).

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6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nancy Keating says:

    These are really amazing. They have a very cool, ehthereal feeling.

  2. Dean Ryan says:

    I love this band!

  3. Eugen Mezei says:

    How did you get that sliding back light tight? (I guess it is the one made by Arca Swiss.) Would be nice to know, mine leaks no matter what.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      I didn’t use the Arca Swiss back for these but I do have it, somewhere. I sometimes use black electrical tape along the top and bottom but I’ve found that if you’re careful when you slide the back it’s fine. Probably best to insert the dark slide and remove the back when you pull the pack film out.

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