Lower Manhattan and Ilford Delta 3200

It’s been about two years since I started shooting all of my personal work on film, and I felt it was only right I share my recent experience with Ilford Delta 3200 and a few photos from my photo walk with my friend and fellow photographer Chris T. Ramos.

Ilford Delta 3200 is a grainy high-speed black and white film that is great for night photography, concerts or fast moving subjects (If you’ve never shoot 3200 film - I’d recommend shooting at it 1600 ISO). With that being said, I choose to shoot the film stock during the day and during early sundown.

While shooting a roll of Ilford Delta 3200, I decided to use my Fujifilm GA645. I figured the two paired well because it has an internal light meter and a fairly fast lens. The film stock produced images that were contrasty and had a beautiful grain. After seeing the images developed and scanned in - I will definitely consider shooting the stock at 1250 ISO which will overexpose the roll by one stop.

What makes film so exciting are the varieties of film stocks available and the unique qualities each produce. I definitely recommend giving it a go.

All of the photos were developed by my go-to photo shop called Luster Photo & Digital in the East Village, NYC.