I find myself often surrounded by rolls of negatives that I’ve left kicking around under the computer after scanning in rolls of film, off cuts, bad shots, that sort of thing and decided to try and give them another chance to impress me by dropping them in the kitchen sink and pouring bleach over them...
I find myself often surrounded by rolls of negatives that I’ve left kicking around under the computer after scanning in rolls of film, off cuts, bad shots, that sort of thing and decided to try and give them another chance to impress me by dropping them in the kitchen sink then pouring bleach over them thinly, in swirly patterns.
It’s important to quickly rinse it off with cold water within a few seconds as it acts very fast and will just completely strip the film if left on for more than 10-15 seconds. You can also add a tiny bit to hot water and pour that on to them to get a more subtle effect. I dried them out on the line before scanning them in as the emulsion was pretty sticky on the back for about 15 minutes. It’s brought a bit of life to a bunch of pics I would otherwise never have seen the light of day.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.
Elvis Halilović turns chestnut wood into heirloom-worthy cameras known as Ondu. As a countdown to Pinhole Photography Day happening tomorrow, we show you how these pieces are shaped, sanded and assembled. All this effort for the love of a good picture!
The lives of artists are sometimes as phenomenally interesting as their work. Admirers even go as far as emulating their creative process, style and philosophies. Photographs of actors, writers and musicians in their element make this idolatry even more vivid.
The works of seven contemporary artists—all outcomes of various alternative photographic processes—are the subjects of the "Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography" exhibit at The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Tomorrow, April 26, marks World Pinhole Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the occasion by taking your favorite pinhole camera out on an analog adventure? Or if you don't have one yet, you can make one yourself from scratch! Here are five innovative Tipsters from the community for you to peruse.