A Year In Black and White Film - 2020 Edition

February 11, 2021

I have continued to enjoy shooting film since I came back to it in 2017.

In this post I share my favourite black and white film photos from 2020.

Most of these images were taken with my Konica Auto S3. I indicate which film type was used below each image.

Thirsty Branches

Kodak Tri-X 400

Wherever possible, I have included website and Google Maps links for the small businesses that appear in these images.

Please continue to support local businesses and to keep local alive.

 

A McCaul Moment

Ilford Ortho 80

 

The image below of a pedestrian getting splashed by a passing TTC bus, from February 2020, seemed to foreshadow what was coming in the year ahead - a deadly virus that caught most of us quite off guard.

Pape Puddle

Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Tasty Shadows

Ilford Ortho 80

I have another photo from this spot that has been popular at my art shows.

 

One Last Text

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Hung Up

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Reverse Psychology at Work

Private Salon

1038 Gerrard Street East

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

I enjoyed shooting 120mm/medium format film with my friend Simon's Fujica GS645W.

To see more medium format photos click on the 120mm below any of the next three images.

Vanity Co.

824 Broadview Avenue

Expired Kodak Acros 100 120mm film

Captured with a Fujica GS645W

 

Layers of Motion (Triple Exposure)

Expired Kodak Acros 100 120mm film

Captured with a Fujica GS645W

 

Ordinary Streets

Expired Kodak Acros 100 120mm film

Captured with a Fujica GS645W

 

Bring Joy

Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222

 

Danny's Hairstylist for Men

Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222

 

Restored

Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222

 

My Mommy is the Best

Lomography Potsdam 100

 

I met the owner of this classic Pontiac Parisienne while I was in Bobcaygeon last summer and he kindly let me take photos of his beautiful vehicle.

Bobcaygeon Parisienne

Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Danforth Free Bird

Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Too Much to Dream

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Parabolas

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

John's Video

636 Pape Avenue

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Pigeons of Parkdale

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Katana on Bay

333 Bay Street

Lomography Berlin Kino 400

 

What's In Fashion

Fuji Acros 100 II

 

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Fuji Acros 100 II

 

Essentials

Fuji Acros 100 II

 

Gus The Other Barber

701 Bloor Street West

Fuji Acros 100 II

 

Yonge & Dundas Square

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Going in Circles

Kodak T-Max 400

 

In Stitches

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Oppositional Forces

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Chair Shadows

Samaira's Restaurant

1056 Queen Street East

Kodak T-Max 400

 

Do You Love Freedom?

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Seoul Shakers

1241 Bloor Street West

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Colonialism Does Not Spark Joy

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

B-Side Bike

B-Side Barbers

428 St. Clarens Avenue

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

Money

Ilford HP5+ 400

 

There are a number of black and white film photos from 2020 that I did not include here as I already posted them on Instagram. Click here if you'd like to see those ones also.

Despite the discouragements of 2020, I had a number of encouraging moments. Click here to see my Favourite Photo Moments of 2020.

Here are my favourite Black and White photos from 2019, and 2018.

Most of my images are available as prints. If interested, click here to send me a note and I'll be happy to help.

Best wishes to you in 2021!


Culture Snap Photography features the work of Toronto-based photographer Henry VanderSpek. Henry specializes in documenting the work of local and international non-profit organizations, special events, live music, street and art photography. To hire Henry for an assignment, please click here to get in touch.
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