Decoupage is a type of art wherein paper and glue is used to create colorful images. Take your LC-Wide photos to the next level using the classic art of decoupage for in-camera collages!
In short, decoupage (or “The Art of Japanning” as it was called in 18th century England) is the art of decorating an object with paper cut-outs, and the use of paint effects to make the objects look older. After finding my own range of “decoupaged” boxes back, I wondered: why not apply this technique to our beloved lomographs in-camera?
What you need:
Decoupage paper. In general, you don’t have to actually buy these pre-made. For the included photos, I photocopied sailor flash from a vintage tattoo book I had.
Your favorite roll of film. (I used a chrome to cross-process later)
Now, let’s get started!
Cut out the shapes and/or images.
Spread your black cloth out over the floor. Don’t worry about creases, those will be your “paint effects” later!
Load your film and mark it for reloading later. Set your LC-Wide to underexpose by 2 stops. (So if your film is 100 ISO, set it to 400).
Arrange your images and start shooting! Try different arrangements with your cut-outs; like frames, a waterfall of images, etc. Note: Always make sure there is enough black cloth revealed for your actual photos later (or not, who knows what results that could give you!)
Once you shot an entire roll, dial back your film and reload it using your marking. Set your ISO to underexpose by 1 stop.
Now go into the world, and do what you do best!
Note: anything works for decoupage; try different themes, like old ads, comic books, pulp magazines from the ’30s, B-movie posters, … if let your imagination run wild, and so will your photos!
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