Nicole,

That looks a bit like the 'Imitate Ektachrome P1600' filter. Ektachrome P1600 (also designated EPH) is a 400 speed slide film designed to be pushed to EI 800 or EI 1600. On the slight chance that as a convert you don't know: ISO ratings should only be used for film speeds that have been determined by the ISO standard method (or maybe a slight variation of it - this is a brief explanation and there's a lot missing from it), all other speeds should be called EI for 'exposure index'. A film has only one ISO speed. Kodak have the convention of prefacing the 'box' speed of still film with a 'P' if it isn't the ISO (or, strictly, the Kodak standard method) speed - the other current example is T-Max P3200, TMZ. Enough, I hear you say.

Anyway, back to the story. P1600 is one of the grainiest colour films left, and is not particularly saturated, but the skin tones can be magic. It gets even more grainy if you push it to EI 3200. I have some examples somewhere, and I'll post one if I can find it. Even grainier, lower saturation, lower contrast films used to be available, like Scotch 640T and Scotch 1000. I can't understand why there wasn't sufficient public demand for grainy, washed out film to keep them alive. Or maybe I can.

Combine P1600 with careful lighting and exposure and you'd get something like the shot you've shown.

There are processing and darkroom techniques to get that kind of effect, but you'd need to be doing your own processing, I guess. 'Bleach-bypass' comes to mind.

So there's one interpretation. I'm interested to read others.

Best,
Helen