Kodak Tri-X was originally introduced sometime in 1940 but November 1st, 1954 is the date to remember. On November 1st, 1954, Kodak released Tri-X in 120 and 35mm formats. Tri-X was considered a very high-speed film during this time and allowed for quality push processing as well. Photographers were now free to shoot dim scenes with handheld cameras. This ushered in new avenues in photojournalism. While Tri-X has been reformulated several times over the years, its same basic character has remained; blacks deep enough for you to fall into, sharp compelling grain and stops of latitude for both expansive tonality or unbelievable pulling and pushing capabilities.
Everything from weddings, to political events to family photography, Tri-X is there for me! Please enjoy some of my favorite portraits taken on Tri-X 35mm film in celebration of this remarkable and historic medium!
HAPPY 63RD BIRTHDAY TRI-X! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!
Johnny Martyr specializes in in Available Light B&W 35mm Photojournalism. His lifestyle & documentary portraits can be found in the pages of Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Modern Wedding, Petapixel, BuzzFeed & others. Johnny also enjoys drinking absinthe, working on antique electric fans & collecting Night of the Living Dead trading cards.