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week 5: aesthetic of destruction

yay, i'm lomohome of the week on lomography.de! hope this weeks album will live up to the expectations of such a title ;) it's all about destroying negatives...

for this album i created a mask for my beloved diana – transparency paper with black color splashes on it. i taped the filter into the camera and took some pictures with the lomography lady grey film. i had some images in mind, but with the diana you just can’t really “plan” the photos.

once i finished the film and took out the roll, i realized that the filter was gone! apparently i didn’t taped it in well enough, so it came off halfway through and got sucked into the roll of film. i unrolled the film in complete darkness to get the filter out, brought the roll to the lab and hoped for the best.

in photo 1 – 4, the mask was still in place, here is one of them:

Foto von kekskonstrukt

in photo 5, you can see that the filter is already halfway gone:

Foto von kekskonstrukt

the rest of the pictures were without a sign of the mask and therefore kinda boring, so i decided to destroy them in order to create some effects! first i tried to drip different kinds of liquids and cleaning stuff on the negatives, but nothing really worked, except for drain cleaner – it creates dark spots:

Foto von kekskonstrukt

then i decided to scratch the negatives, some with a metal sponge and some with a needle… and i absolutely love the result! i wonder why i never thought of this before. when you scratch the negatives with a needle you can even create lines and patterns:

Foto von kekskonstrukt

i just love the effect, i think i’m going to destroy more negatives in the future :)
here is the complete album – check it out: aesthetic of destruction

written by kekskonstrukt

3 comments

  1. santa-sangre

    santa-sangre

    Really cool stuff you got there!

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  2. usha_berg

    usha_berg

    Thank you! Very interesting!

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  3. kekskonstrukt

    kekskonstrukt

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