This past few months I have done a lot of experiments in shooting portraits both digitally and film. To be honest, shooting portraits with Contaxt T2 is a bit tricky. My Contaxt's doesn't work well with close objects, so I have to be super mindful when it comes to shooting faces. Needles to say, I made a hella lot of trials and errors among these photos. For these shots, I used Fujifilm Industrial 400 that Peter from Ikigai Camera gave me. As the colours it produced generally leaned towards soft pastel tones, I recommend you to shoot it during a sunny day. My fatal mistake is that I used a lot of them for shooting in the evening and indoor where the light is low, so the shadow is quite blueish and grainy. However, it all depends on your perspective. The 'mistake' actually makes their aesthetic quite special, like old, vintage romantic photos. For me, I especially like the soft highlights that often slightly pink tinted. Also notable is the contrast between pastel green and red shades with popping bright yellow color. I believe you will have a lot of fun shooting with this film because the colour is never boring!
Developed in Hillvale and scanned by BIC Camera in Tokyo.
All images taken in Melbourne.