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How to transform a normal roll into a special effects one.

I placed a photolab c-41 200 asa roll into my waterproof camera, I took some ridiculous underwater photos, without paying so much attention. When I was done I realized the type of camera I had bought and the amount of water that could have gone inside the camera and then inside the canister, it became another experiment to add to my history.

When I brought it to the shop, it was given back to me and I was advised the roll was wet and it could spoil other customers’ rollls, so I could not help accepting their decision.

The following step consisted in drying the roll so that it could be developed without problems.

The results reminded me of the last exhibition I went in the “Fundació Miró” about Pipilotti Rist.

I hope you like it!

If you want to try it you know, just wet a roll with salt water and dry it afterwards! don’t hesitate to test it!

written by cohetesnaranjas and translated by nacarilegea

13 comments

  1. sprigstene

    sprigstene

    thats perfect because i have a few rolls of 120 film that got wet and here you've answered my question without me even having to ask. thanks.
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  2. stekks

    stekks

    Cool! How do you dry them without getting (too much) lightleaks?
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  3. Dani Cotton Huamani

    I dry them inside my closet with a blow dryer!
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  4. miss_lisa

    miss_lisa

    haha I'm definitely gonna try this!

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  5. rexfuture

    rexfuture

    pretty

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  6. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    with blow dryer! :)

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  7. snoggbukker

    snoggbukker

    ahhhh so keen!!! would I have to put it in the sea or would it work in a saltwater river?
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  8. snoggbukker

    snoggbukker

    ahhhh so keen!!! would I have to put it in the sea or would it work in a saltwater river? oh and how do you know when it's dry
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  9. snoggbukker

    snoggbukker

    ahhhh so keen!!! would I have to put it in the sea or would it work in a saltwater river? oh and how do you know when it's dry?
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  10. snoggbukker

    snoggbukker

    woops.
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  11. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    I took the photos in the sea but I think that saltwater river is a good place too :)

    to dry the film I use blow dryer and to know when it's dry I use my hands :P

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  12. monamarques

    monamarques

    Could you describe the "drying process"? I know it sounds a little bit dumb, but I don´t know how, for example, to put the filme inside the canister. Or you dry the film without puting it out of the canister?

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  13. cohetesnaranjas

    cohetesnaranjas

    you are inside dark room, you take the film from the canister, you dry the film and then you put the film inside the canister :)

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