Film Photography Day 2013

Tomorrow is Film Photography Day!

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Lomo created Film Photography Day to celebrate analogue! My colleague, Lars Fiedler, over in Germany chatted with Lomo and we are happy to support the day with Kodak film!

April 12 will be filled with parties, events and workshops across the world. You can search for or start your own Film Photography Day celebration using Meetup. Lomo even provided a downloadable party kit! We have sent Kodak film to Lomo to include in their “Analogue Goodie Packs” they are sending out to events with more than 30 participants.

For those of you that can’t make it to a meetup, don’t worry! We have something planned!

Tomorrow, Friday, April 12 we have enlisted photographers around the world to give away Kodak film on Twitter for 12 hours!

Each photographer has one Kodak film goody bag to give away. It is an assortment of 12 different kinds and formats. Each person will have their own way to enter. You have one hour to enter for each photographer and they will announce the winner at the end of the hour.

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Sorting through some of the Kodak film for prizes

Below are the photographer’s twitter links and the times (All Eastern Standard Time) they will be giving away their film goody bag.

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6 am to 7 am – @jonaspeterson
Jonas Peterson – Brisbane, Australia | http://jonaspeterson.com

7 am to 8 am – @micmojo
Jan Scholz – Brussels, Belgium | http://www.micmojo.com

8 am to 9 am- @filmsnotdead
Film’s Not Dead – London, UK | http://filmsnotdead.com

9 am to 10 am- @stillshootfilm
Rachel Rebibo – Paris, France | http://istillshootfilm.org

10 am to 11 am- @ctwphoto
Tim Massie – Albany, NY | http://www.timmassie.com

11 am to noon – @rnmphotography
Ryan Muirhead – Utah | http://www.ryanmuirhead.com

12 pm to 1 pm – @shawnhoke
Shawn Hoke – Brooklyn, NY, US | http://shawnhoke.com

1 pm to 2 pm – @kylebcool
Kyle Bromley – Jacksonville, FL | http://www.kbromleyphoto.com

2 pm to 3 pm – @JosephPrezioso
Joeseph Prezioso – New England/Las Vegas | http://www.josephprezioso.com

3 pm to 4 pm- @hanlonfiske
Hanlon Fiske Studio – Rochester, NY | http://hanlon-fiske.com

4 pm to 5 pm- @jonathancanlas
Jonathan Canlas – Lehi, UT | http://filmisnotdead.com

5 pm to 6 pm- @juliagaldo
Julia Galdo – Los Angeles, CA | http://www.jucophoto.com

6 pm to 7 pm- @erickimphoto
Eric Kim – Los Angeles, CA | http://erickimphotography.com/blog

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Be sure to follow all these awesome film photographers and watch their twitter feeds on April 12!

As for us here in Rochester, we are having a Film Photography Day meet-up too! Hosted by the fine folks at Hanlon Fiske Studio, we will get together to look at photos we have all taken and enjoy some analogue camaraderie.

I am taking prints of these photos I shot on Kodak film in the abandoned Rochester Subway.

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I hope everyone has big plans for this year’s Film Photography Day!

A Celebration of Film

As the director of World Wide Photographer Relationships, my job has so many cool aspects. One of the best?  The world renowned photographers with whom we have unbelievable relationships, like Steve McCurry, John Sexton, Joyce Tenneson, Matthew Jordan Smith and Mary Ellen Mark and emerging photographers, like the ones we get to meet through groups like The Society for Photographic Education, PDN 30, and the [F] Network. We hope that their work will inspire you – to grab your camera, try a new film, shoot a new subject. And what better time than next week’s World Film Day. On April 12, the team from Lomography will host events, including a series of Meet-Ups, around the globe to celebrate all things analogue.

Meanwhile, in the coming weeks and months here on Film Fridays, we’ll give you a chance to hear from some of these mind-blowingly talented men and women who take our films and create those photographs that make you smile, laugh, cry, think, remember and dream.

First up – Eliot Dudik. We first met Dudik as part of the 2010 PDN Emerging Photographers. Based in Charleston, SC, Dudik shoots large format, using cameras like a Korona View Camera. His monograph, ROAD ENDS IN WATER, first published in 2010, celebrates the culture and landscape of rural South Carolina, specifically between Savannah and Charleston.

Battle of Aiken 150th

Battle of Aiken 150th

Battle of Allatoona Pass

Battle of Allatoona Pass

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Congaree Creek

Battle of Congaree Creek

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Battle of Monocacy

Battle of Monocacy

Battle of South Mountain at Foxs Gap

Battle of South Mountain at Foxs Gap

Battle of Stones River at McFaddens Ford

Battle of Stones River at McFaddens Ford

We loved it when he shared this video, produced by Virginia Cinema Films, showing some behind the scenes work on his current project, shooting Civil War re-enactments, using 8×10 PORTRA 160. Enjoy!