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Writings On The Wall

Good ideas may be right in front of you, literally. Oldskool_rider was doing what he loves best, riding his BMX with an analogue goodie in hand – searching for the perfect shot. Passing some graffiti on the way to his next meet up he realized that you do not need graffiti motifs to actually shoot graffiti!

As long as you have a permanent marker, a dark room and some imagination you should be fine!

Here’s how:

  • Unwind the film in your darkroom
  • Whip out your secret weapon – the permanent marker – to write on the film (remember, if you write with a black marker the text will be white when you develop your shots)
  • When you are done writing – roll the film back up and shoot again!
  • Don’t tell your lab what you have done as they will refuse to develop your negatives claiming that it will ruin their chemicals (it won’t as it’s permanent marker)
  • Have fun!

written by oldskool_rider

17 comments

  1. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    Very cool! I keep meaning to try this - but suffer from being occasionally lazy! But i will do it - i will - or just let oldskool keep doing it!

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  2. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great tipster! I thought about this too, and as matt didn't find the occasion to make it... but I think I'll try it out one day! :)))

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  3. spendospend

    spendospend

    yea gotta be done one day!!! safe tip!!

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  4. ndroo

    ndroo

    Sounds fun! I'll need a darkroom now.

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  5. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    Greaaat!

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  6. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    i love it!

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  7. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    nice! thatll spice up a boring color neg.

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  8. stouf

    stouf

    Excellent, and on shot 8 you really have the impression it's actually written on the wall !!!

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  9. scootiepye

    scootiepye

    love this !

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  10. hhjm

    hhjm

    ha..ha..ha great!!!!! I always try to follow your technique.

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  11. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    These are awesome. I've been admiring these for some time. I will for sure give it a try one day.

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  12. grenoouille

    grenoouille

    This is absolutely fantastic!
    The gallery is beautiful!

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  13. la0da

    la0da

    tats cool man...must try it!!!!

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  14. cyanwater

    cyanwater

    cool idea!

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  15. ukaaa

    ukaaa

    Great idea and results!

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  16. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    if i stuffed a towel under the door crack in my bathroom and turned the lights out would that still not be enough? :(

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  17. lfuentesp

    lfuentesp

    I will try that ASAP!

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