Kodak Portra 160

This is one of the great films - used by many professionals for truly accurate colour and some real character. Until recently it was available in 160VC and 160 NC variants being highly saturated and lower saturated respectively. Now the “new” Portra 160 is  single product and probably all the better for it. Having spent much of my film shooting time on positive films, it takes a while to get used to the more “muted” performance of Portra, but I have grown to like it very much. Being a negative, it means I can actually do a darkroom print of the frames and get truly magnificent results. This film also scans well. I think I will be using it a lot more in the future. Stay tuned to for a look at the ISO400 version coming up soon.


An old dentists chair at the former Victoria Prison in Central, Hong Kong. Nikon F6 and Nikkor 50/1.4G.


An old barber’s chair at the same old prison.


Cell doors in the old prison wing of Victoria prison. Lexis Nexis actually bought this photo off me to use on their book on the HK legal system - my first commercial use. Nikon F6, Nikkor 50/1.4G


Mop, former Royal HK Police HQ in Central, HK. Nikon F3, Nikkor 50/1.2 AiS.


Weeds. Old Royal HK Police HQ Central HK. The building beyond is the oldest colonial building still standing in HK. Nikon F3, Nikkor 50/1.2 AiS.


Sick beds. In the old medical wards of the Victoria Prison, Central HK. Nikon F6, Nikkor 50/1.4G


Korean kitchen items, Namdaemun Market, Seoul, Korea. Nikon F3, Nikkor 50/1.2 AiS.


Pegs. Bordeaux, France. Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Mamiya 80/1.9.


Your table is ready. Bastille, Paris, France. Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Mamiya 80/1.9


Scooter, Paris France. Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Mamiya 80/1.9


The world’s smallest Give Way sign. The Mall, London. Hasselblad 500CM.

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British Post Box, London. Hasselblad 500CM.

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Saint Pancras Station, Eurostar tracks - London. Leica M7, Leica Noctilux 50/1.0


Masks, Pottinger Street, HK. Nikon F6, Nikkor 50/1.4G

© David Runacres 2014