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Making Full Use of Your Negatives!

No idea what to do with all the negative films accumulating in your room? Here are some simple steps to turn them into artworks!

I was tired of leaving my negatives stowed in a forgotten corner of the room, hence, I decided to be innovative. I wanted to form some sentences on my wall using these negatives but I couldn’t think of anything.

Then, I saw a phrase I love on Lomography film’s box, and is fitting for the occasion: “Save the film”.

You can also “recycle” your negatives in other ways, such as writing sentences, drawing hearts, whatever way you choose. :)

written by isakb and translated by coolsigg

13 comments

  1. eighteyed-hendra

    eighteyed-hendra

    okay

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    this looks like hell to me saving even the entire film where only one shot is on....

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  3. dylanziobrennanzio

    dylanziobrennanzio

    that's the stupidest thing i've seen in quite a while
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  4. the_detourist

    the_detourist

    whoa. haters gonna hate. creativity is good, granted it might not be your choice of decor for the walls...

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  5. the_detourist

    the_detourist

    im thinking of making a chandelier out of scrap negatives...

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  6. dmgphotography

    That's not saving film at all! What if you want reprints? Even if they're scanned, digital files can be corrupted, then where would you be?
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  7. badjuju

    badjuju

    I see no problem with it if you have images you know you will not reprint. I have a few rolls from trying to figure out my cameras just taking random shots to figure out lighting and settings. Ive always wanted to make a lamp.

    http://blog.craftzin(…)o_lamp.html

    http://www.re-nest.c(…)ives-128511

    http://inhabitat.com(…)llamp-ed01/

    I would not use my family pics, but yeah good idea if you have some busted film.

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  8. crumpy

    crumpy

    I file away all my films, it's good to keep the original source. but i do have films of pretty much nothing, which I'll never use again. So this kind of thing is good for those i guess. I like the lamps Badjuju posted. article seems a little thin tbh but cool anyways

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  9. snoggbukker

    snoggbukker

    I love the idea but I reckon people will find numerous other ways of "saving their film"
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  10. kylewis

    kylewis

    You are demented, I only hope they are crap shots, or you have backed up like a loon cos when the hard drive fails all you have is your negs... thanks goodness!

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  11. iaki

    iaki

    that is awful

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  12. willyboy

    willyboy

    Forget the dweebs above. The idea is just that. An idea. isakb isn't holding a gun to all your heads telling you to do this (although given some of your insults I wish he was). I'd try it out with, as badjuju says, a film I know I would never reprint (my first few rolls of awful shots perhaps).

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  13. mythguy9

    mythguy9

    I wonder if we can recycle old films by superimposing it on current films, scan them TOGETHER and mock a double exposure...

    I used to scan the film with a normal scanner (not a film scanner) and use the image as a border in my blog (http://yingshuo.blog(…)ost_22.html). :-P

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