This Kodak Aerochrome workaround is MADNESS, but is it also genius?

Grainydays Kodak Aerochrome workflow
(Image credit: Grainydays)

So, if you've been around for a while (like I have), you might have heard of Kodak Aerochrome but would have never used it unless you found an old expired roll in your grandparent's cupboard.

However, it's almost certain that you've seen images taken with Kodak Aerochrome by some of the greats of photography. It has a very distinct nature, turning anything green into a bright pink, and blue sky into a dark oasis. Unfortunately, this film stock has long been discontinued by Kodak due to certain chemicals that had to be used to develop the images and to also produce the film stock in the first place.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.