During the weekend I went out with my friend Alexander Pollnow to explore the streets of Shanghai, in the past we did some project together at Laoximen and we went 10 days in a roll there to take some photos, was good experience for both of us to do this in that location, since that project is over, we always talk where we should go and do a new project, and this come with the idea of Xiaonangmen.
So during the weekend we went there to check the spot and do some kind of scouting and we found it pretty interesting, I have been there many times but go deep inside is what we did during the weekend.
Alex favorite film is the Kodak Portra 400 NC and he loves it so much, unfortunately they stop to product and he bought as many as he could to keep his stock safe. Last night we talked and he mention that he still have 36rolls 135, 53 rolls 120, 20 sheets 4×5 that’s a huge amount.
I love this film characteristic the best photographs are often the ones you never saw coming. Because there is so little warning, you need a film that can handle a wide variety of available light and motion, indoors or out, without losing subtleties in color, sharpness, and skin tone.
Kodak Professional Portra 400-speed films give you that flexibility. You can freeze the action, stop down for extra depth of field, or pick up added detail in shadow areas.
In addition to all the benefits of a faster speed, you also get strikingly fine grain.
Those are some results made by Alexander Pollnow, he use a Nikon F6 + 24mm lens with Kodak Portra 400 NC.
Photographer: Alexander Pollnow