Film Review: Moldy Gold 100ISO 35mm Film by Safelight Berlin

Moldy Gold 100 - 35mm

I first came across the guys of Safelight Berlin through
world of month from Fotoimpex on a trip to Berlin a few years ago. Over the
years the amazing team at Safelight Berlin have helped me out on a few projects
I am working on. One receiving a recent delivery from them, there was an extra
surprise, a box of Moldy Gold 100ISO 35mm with a note saying, “let us know what
you think”. 

Other then the green packaging, the film canister really got
me curious, with a all green film canister.  I have shot many rolls over the years, but
never seen something like this. ‘Is it a roll from the Deutsche Demokratische
Republik (East Germany) or something like that…..?’ Was running through my

On a sunny winter’s day in Melbourne, Bianca and I jumped in
the car and went down to Heavenly Queen Temple in Footscray for a casual shoot,
run wild with the story in out mind of the day.

I dropped the Moldy Gold 100 roll in my Canon A1, and
casually shot around the temple.

When I got the film back and scanned it, it was quite
surprised of the results, a nice amount of grain in the film for something
expired, a little more visible in the darker areas of the photos but nothing
too heavy.

 As I was shooting in
day light, its enhanced elements of the film with a slight cast of blue and
orange. Overall, it was a really fun film to shoot, something different.

In a film market where there is nothing new happening often
or at pace when you compare it to the digital world, it is nice to have  something like this, something “New” something
to spice thing up in the film photography world. Something I will shoot again
for sure.

Big thanks to the guys at Safelight for helping me out over
the years and on my next trip back home to Europe, I will be sure to stop into
their new shop.

Make sure you get your hands on a roll of Moldy Gold 100 and
you can also get a Third Culture pin to go along with it, it’s limited edition.
Add it to your camera bag and shoot something a little different in your day.

Model: Bianca Schragger from FRM Models 

Shoot With: Canon A1 – 50m 1.8

Scanned: Fuji Frontier SP-3000 (no adjustments)

Location: Heavenly Queen Temple, Footscray, Melbourne,

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