It's been decades since I used a film camera at a concert, though the thought had crossed my mind on a number of occasions, but given the few precious minutes photographers are permitted to shoot, it was not likely to happen anytime soon. An opportunity presented itself last Thursday with my friend Kate Moss having an extra ticket to the KT Turnstall performance at the Park West. No photo pass, no deadline and an opportunity to relax and enjoy a performer I am rather fond of.
I have been stocking film in my freezer for a number of years, much to the dismay of my usually tolerant wife, for projects that seem to remain on the back burner for way too long. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to try out some film at a performance.
Grabbed an old Nikkormat Ft from my collection and a couple of rolls of Tri-X (ISO 400) from the freezer and off I went! Went into the crowd for the opening act to test the waters
Definitely brought back a few memories advancing the film after. I grabbed about a dozen quick shots and went back to my seat. Upon returning to the crowd for KT Turnstall, I was politely informed by security that since the camera had a removable lens, I was not permitted to shoot and had to put the camera away. (Sorry guys! Did not think antique gear was not ok.)
So I had a wonderful evening, enjoying the show and did at least get a few clicks to test things out.
Maddie Ross - Nikkkormat Ft, Nikkor 105 f/2.5, Tri-X 400 pushed to ISO 1200. Film developed in HC-110, 1:47 for 10 minutes @ 68F. Not exactly the my first choice for developing but that is what I had at the moment.
Will probably give it another try or two before the end of the year.