REVIEW // HILLVALE Holiday Film & Canon A1

by Damien Woods

First Review post for 2019 has WECC Member Damien Woods sharing the brilliance of Hillvales latest Film stock….HOLIDAY



"I recently travelled to Scandinavia a few months ago and naturally bought a few extra rolls for my trip. Discovering Hillvale Lab in Melbourne had recently released their latest 'Holiday' stock, I got online a ordered a few rolls. Below are a number of samples I shot whilst travelling in Norway to Svartisen Glacier. With unpredictable weather conditions throughout Scandinavia we were blessed with sunshine that day. Shooting on my only working Canon A1 (1 out of 3) and the Canon 50mm f/1.4 SSC. With toasty warm colour saturation, a hint of fog in some shots, solar flares. I felt like this was the perfect film. I try to pick the film for what I'm shooting, I was glad my camera was loaded with Holiday."


36 Exposures

  • Daylight-Balanced Color Negative Film

  • ISO 200/24° in C-41 Process

  • Fine Grain and High Sharpness

  • Wide Exposure Latitude

  • Film Stock Manufacture: Fujifilm C200 ???


Damien Woods, photographer (analog)


Exhibition // The Dark Arts Melbourne

Fabrice Bigot & Jane Burton, Là-Bas (Down There), 2012

Fabrice Bigot & Jane Burton, Là-Bas (Down There), 2012

The Dark Arts is a group exhibition featuring Melbourne based artists whose practice heavily incorporates the colour black. The exhibition is a tribute to Melbourne city’s affinity with the colour. Underlying themes of ritual and the Occult are present; the work touching on concealed aspects of our customs, ceremonies and private lives.


Sherry McLane Alejos
Fabrice Bigot & Jane Burton
Georgia Metaxas
Simon Pericich
Kate Robertson
Saskia Pandji Satki
Mia Salsjo
Vivian Cooper Smith

Terry Taylor

July 19th – August 10th