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Play With Your Negatives

That’s right, you heard it! Sometimes it’s ok not to think too much about what camera to use, which settings you apply and the angle that you pick! Instead let your film have some fun! And certainly, there are many ways on how you can make a film enjoy such thing like this one I did.

How ‘bout bringing the caption into the picture? Instead of playing around too much with my cameras, I simply had my negatives developed, dug out my old typewriter from the basement and started writing all over them!

method:

  • Have your negatives developed at your favourite film lab.
  • Dig out your old typewriter
  • Smear typex on the letters
  • Start writing!

written by newepug

38 comments

  1. butchcomer

    butchcomer

    This is something I'd like to try!
    What is this typex of which you speak? haha
    Thanks for the cool idea!

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  2. yoscolmi

    yoscolmi

    yeah! love your results even more than the idea!

    great job!

    i'd love to try that to, but i dont have a typewriter...maybe i can get some cheap one on fleamarket or something...

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  3. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    wow really great work!

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  4. delworth

    delworth

    No, seriously, what in the name of love is "typex" (or, as it was spelled in the email, "tipex")? I googled and googled and in the process learned about secret code machines and an Israeli band who formed in 1988 in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, but did not come across anything you can smear on a negative.
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  5. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    will seriously try this out!

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  6. grenoouille

    grenoouille

    The most beautiful set of shots I have seen in a long time!
    Very poetic!
    I'm filled with wonder!...

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  7. grenoouille

    grenoouille

    More info about Tipp-Ex right here:
    http://en.wikipedia.(…)iki/Tipp-Ex

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  8. saviorjosh

    saviorjosh

    absolutely brilliant idea! love the vintage feel it adds to the photos!

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  9. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great great work! Fantastic idea and creativity which gives the shots a fascinating dimension! :))

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  10. lomollete

    lomollete

    Very, very, very, VERY fantastic photos.
    I love them all very much, they're great, but I have a question, Wouldn't the typex turn out black when you reverse the negatives to make the image positive? or do you write on the photo instead than on the negatives? (I hope I'm making myself clear)

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  11. rater

    rater

    Great concept. Photos are great!!

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  12. dirklancer

    dirklancer

    love it.

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  13. takezzo

    takezzo

    i really liked your very analogue approach while other people choose easier computer-based solution...

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  14. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    wow.. it's a very good technique and tipssss~!!
    I like this a lot~!!

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  15. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    the shots look great!!! thanks for sharing. but i don't know if i could write on my negatives...

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  16. anelfandhiszippo

    anelfandhiszippo

    Impressive result, great gallery!

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  17. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    far out wicked!

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  18. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    wow, this is a great idea!!
    i love shot 16...i really want a typewriter now!!

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  19. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    must try this ... in Photoshop :-)

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  20. milkie

    milkie

    Simply beautiful!

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  21. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    Excellent !

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  22. hanhanb

    ....amazing
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  23. pedrofelix

    pedrofelix

    great.

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  24. stouf

    stouf

    This is soooo good... The idea is great... And you're very creative and add ideas of funny things to do with it !!! I really enjoyed this. Thanks.

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  25. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    the shots are already great even without this fantastic idea...thank you for the inspiration

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  26. comezone

    comezone

    great gallery! congrats

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  27. newepug

    newepug

    Hi guys, thx for the feedback :) Glad you like it.
    Typex is in fact correction liquid. I guess it is old fashioned now, as it was used to correct spelling mistakes in handwriting or typewriting (it also came in small sheets you could use in a typewriter).
    Lomolette: it remains white because it is opaque and therefore the light from the scanner, or from the enlarger, doesn't go through. The colour of the liquid itself doesn't matter.
    I dod't know if I am allowed a bit of self advertising, but I am publishing a book called "Camera Visibilum", available on the show on the 19th March... Check out my web site soon to get details or email me.

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  28. newepug

    newepug

    ah ah... forgot to say that a lot of my Typewriter series images are in this book, as well as loads from the Swirls show.

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  29. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    sounds stupid when you read it, but... huh... I really like the results, just do not agree with the "don't think" slogan. I think you DO think :)

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  30. ukaaa

    ukaaa

    Ummm, but when you scan the negative and reverse it, the Typp-Ex will become black, why is it still white on your photos?

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  31. ukaaa

    ukaaa

    Oh wait it's answered above, sorry! So cool :)

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  32. champi

    champi

    Awesome tip, congrats for the idea & realization!! Too bad I have no typewriter!

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  33. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    Great idea, Fab photos!

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  34. ebolatheelectricmonk

    ebolatheelectricmonk

    Newepug rulez!!

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  35. newepug

    newepug

    thx a lot guys, it's very nice to get this kind of feedback :)

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  36. jaminsemirang

    jaminsemirang

    Hahaha,I like extreme tips. Good job!

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  37. jaminsemirang

    jaminsemirang

    Adore number 6

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  38. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Best tipster I've ever read!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

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