Mad films - Playing with Lemons, Vinegar, Soap, and Fujicolour


Have you ever taken a glass of water and mixed in everything you had under your sight? Well, what if you put in your film as well?

Well, playing with films is something I’ve always wanted to do and finally I did it! I’ve surfed the net looking for help and inspiration, but as analogue photography is not an exact science, I found thousands of different ‘experiments’. Lemons, alcohol, vinegar, soap, dishwasher… too many ideas!

That’s why I decided to mix.

All I’ve done is fill a big pot with warm water, soap, vinegar and lemon juice, then put my new Fujicolour 200 ISO film in the pot for one hour, and shaking it every 10 minutes! After the first funny part, there’s the long and boring part when I had to let the film canister dry off for a week. I put it in front of my window, so that during the day the sun could help me dry it.

Some people say that If you're in a rush take it into a completely blacked out room and use a hair dryer to dry it off. But I had enough time, so I waited with the power the Summer sun and then just started shooting!

Well that’s it. And this is what came out :)

Whole Album

…next time, maybe coffee !

written by pam_ on 2012-09-14 in #gear #tipster


  1. andronidze
    andronidze ·

    Intresting. Thank for your tip :)

  2. enfyulfur
    enfyulfur ·

    Cool! I have tried Japanese Sake, and the results are interesting (But first I need to scan them...)

  3. pam_
    pam_ ·

    @andronidze Thank you^^
    @enfyulfur ahah Sakeee! It must be great! :))

  4. amikamerami
    amikamerami ·

    nice result !=)

  5. jazz_cafe
    jazz_cafe ·

    Very dreamy.

    I've tried one in whiskey but when drying it lots of purple dye has came out the bottom. Hopefully it won't have totally stripped the film!

  6. pam_
    pam_ ·

    @amikamerami Thanks :D
    @jazz_cafe purple dye? o.o Wooh wanna see what will come out!!

  7. jazz_cafe
    jazz_cafe ·

    I'll get them scanned as soon as Ive used the film!

    And I love the effect on the guy fishing!

  8. pam_
    pam_ ·

    Ohoh thanks that's my daddy ^^ Anyway I can't wait to see you pics! Soo curious! :))

  9. kate21
    kate21 ·

    hello, great pics, can I ask, did you rinse the film before shooting or did you just let it dry after you put it out from the mixture? thanks

  10. pam_
    pam_ ·

    @kate21 I didn't rinse the film, I just let it dry and then put in my camera :)

  11. milch_maedchen
    milch_maedchen ·

    @pam_ great colours!! Did they come out just like that? Or did you xprocess slide film?

  12. pam_
    pam_ ·

    @milch_maedchen They just came out :) I haven't xprocessed the film :)

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