This is a re-post from 99 days in Paris. With our recent move to Paris I spent the day exploring the film possibilities of this city. Read on to see my results.
I didn’t bother buying any more film before we left as I had discovered that it was much cheaper in Paris. Roger had suggested Prophot as an excellent place to buy film, and he wasn’t joking! While the camera stores in Calgary have a very limited selection, this store sold ONLY film and photo papers and chemicals, that’s it. The selection was astonishing, I didn’t have to buy the only film they had, I actually had a choice.
They were even selling black and white slide film, although I didn’t get any as I wasn’t sure where it could be developed. I did however pick up a roll of PX100 Impossible Project film (for polaroid). This is the new polaroid film that has just reached the market and is now in black and white!
I then headed over to Negatif+, a store that specializes in pro film developing. While in line I was chatting with the man behind me. I told him how great the film selection was in Paris and that you could get nothing like this in Canada. He told me that this was only common in Paris, and was getting worse and worse. Too bad, I thought maybe Paris was reversing the trend!
Should have some pics back in a couple of days to post on the blog…