Black and white architectural photography

Minneapolis (with a few exceptions)

​Black and white architectural film photography

As mentioned previously, I have been enjoying architectural photography recently. I was fortunate enough to be able to continue this through the lockdown (in Minnesota: stay at home order).

Below are some of my favorite images over the last two months. I indicated film stock and camera / lens. M3 is Leica M3 35mm film camera; FM3a is a Nikon FM3a 35mm film camera; and FE is a Nikon FE 35mm film camera.

The majority of the photographs were taken with those 35mm cameras and a 50mm lens (either a Nikon 50mm 1.8 or a Leica 35mm Summicron f2 or Summilux f1.4). A few images were captured in square 6×6 cm 120 (medium) format with a Hasselblad 500c/m with either a 80mm 2.8 or 150mm f4 lens. The majority of the film was developed using Kodak’s HC-110 developer or (where indicated) Ilford DDX developer (with exception of Kodak Portra which was developed using Cinestill’s C41 kit). The negatives were scanned with a Nikon DSLR (D850 or Z6) with a 105mm Macro lens (Nikkor 2.8) and processed in Lightroom using Negative Lab Pro.

Location-wise, the majority of those shots were taken in downtown Minneapolis unless where indicated otherwise.

Blog_June_120 Roll 31 Ilford HP5+ Hassy 500cm 80 and 150 mm 1600 HC 110_59

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 150mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 62 Delta 400 FE 50 200 DDX_57

Delta 400 Nikon FE 50 DDX (downtown Saint Paul)

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 150mm

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 150mm

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 150mm

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 80mm

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 80mm

 

Ilford HP5+ @ 1600 Hasselblad 500cm 80

 

HP5 plus @1600 DDX Leica M3 Summicron 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 61 HP5 plus @1600 DDX 1 - 4 M3 Cron_54

HP5 plus @1600 DDX Leica M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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HP5 plus @1600 DDX Leica M3 Summicron 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 62 Delta 400 FE 50 200 DDX_56

Delta 400 FE 50 DDX (this shot was taken on Lake Superior, this is a radio tower I believe)

Blog_June_35mm Roll 61 HP5 plus @1600 DDX 1 - 4 M3 Cron_52

HP5 plus @1600 DDX M3 Summicron

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 60 Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron_51

Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm (Art deco building)

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron (Art Deco building in Minneapolis)

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Ultrafine Xtreme 400 @ 1600 HC 110 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

Delta 400 Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

Delta 100 Hasselblad 500cm 80mm 2.8 (inverted B&W shot)

 

Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 59 Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8 HC110_39

Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

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Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 55 Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50 HC110_27

Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 55 Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50 HC110_26

Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 56 Delta 400 FM3a 50 1.8 HC 110_30

Delta 400 FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 55 Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50 HC110_25

Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm (IDS building Minneapolis)

 

 

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Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

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Delta 100 M3 Summicron 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 53 Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 HC110_19

Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 … same subject, different film stock (see above)

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 53 Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 HC110_18

Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 53 Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 HC110_20

Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 53 Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8 HC110_17

Rollei Retro 400S Nikon FM3a 50mm 1.8

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 52 Delta 100 M3 Summilux HC110_16

Delta 100 M3 Summilux 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 52 Delta 100 M3 Summilux HC110_14

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 48 Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux_8

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm (downtown Saint Paul)

 

Delta 100 M3 Summilux 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 49 Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE_13

Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE 50mm 

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 49 Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE_12

Kodak Portra 400 converted to B&W Nikon FE 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 49 Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE_11

Kodak Portra 400 converted to B&W Nikon FE 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 49 Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE_10

Kodak Portra 400 converted to B&W Nikon FE 50mm

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 49 Kodak Portra 400 Nikon FE_9

Kodak Portra 400 converted to black and white Nikon FE 50mm (Saint Paul)

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 48 Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux_5

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm (Saint Paul)

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 48 Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux_7

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm (Saint Paul)

 

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm

Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux 50mm (Saint Paul)

 

Blog_June_120 Roll 26 FP4+ 500CM HC110_1

Ilford FP4+ Hasselblad 500cm (Saint Paul)  (/caption]

 

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Ilford Pan F 50 M3 Summilux (Saint Paul)

 

Blog_June_35mm Roll 47 Ilford XP2 Super 400 M3 50 90_2

Ilford XP2 Super 400 M3 50mm

 

Daniel Sigg
Daniel Sigg

Daniel is a Minneapolis Saint Paul based photographer.

His latest work can be viewed on Instagram and his website.

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