11 September 2010

Brutalism Revisited

Moving away from the film swap series for a moment. I've been meaning to get back to the Belfron Tower, Ernő Goldfinger's Brutialist 60's masterpiece, for a while now. I discovered on my arrive that I only had 4 shots left on my Diana and two of those I took with the 'B' setting accidentally on (again). Still, it's only a 15 min walk from where I live now. This is Delta 400, which I'm trying out as a replacement for Neopan 400 when stock go. Semi-stand developed in Rodinal 1+100 for 36mins. This is a scan from neg. Will see how it prints when I'm next in the darkroom but on initial inspection contrast looks good! Could be a nice (if rather expensive) replacement film.


  1. I have a soft spot for Brutalism and your interpretation here is really interesting - very different to the way it would have been shot for the architectural press in the 60s. I like the layering effect (sorry for lack of technical terminology!)

  2. Thank you Jessica. I too love Brutalist architecture, it does make you wonder about the zeitgeist at the time it was built. 'Brutal' is such a strong word for it! One can only assume it was phrase coined after the time :)